As you probably remember about a month ago I shared with you in our blog about helping out some sweet little baby rabbits. Well now those sweet little rabbits are eating up the cabbages in my garden. I read awhile back on Farm House 38 blog about making wire cloches to keep the chickens from eating up your plants. So out of necessity I am now making them. This is what's left of one of my poor cabbages.
You'll need wire cutters, a roll of 24 inch wide chicken wire and I'm going to use old forks as a little handle.
I began by rolling out the wire on the ground.
Roll the wire out to the size you think you would like your cloches width around to be and then your ready to start cutting.
After you cut the wire you can now roll it into a cylinder shape.
Fold over the loose ends of wire to hold the cylinder together.
After I got my cylinder shape together I decided it was to tall so I cut off about 6 inches.
I used that 6 inches of wire that I just cut off to make the dome shape on the top.
Just to top this cute little cloche off. We used an old fork to make a handle, it was just the touch it needed.
Now my cabbages are safe from nibbling rabbits.
This picture was taken about 9 days after I covered the cabbage with the cloches. As you can see I should have made mine a little bigger around. They are doing much better now that they are covered.