Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn money if you buy from a link. How we test gear. It’s just to keep the deer out, sure, but it’s also a large, permanent, highly visible lawn ornament. Make it how you want it. There are stronger fences out there. Fences more precise in their dimensions, more uniform in their materials. Fences that took less time to build because they were planned out ahead of time, or even bought as an E-Z prefab kit. Mine I kind of made up as I went along. We needed the fence because we have deer. Many deer. Also foxes, bobcats, coyotes, the occasional river rat, chipmunks, squirrels, and something that makes tracks we haven’t been able to identify. I don’t know how many of these animals enjoy eating vegetables, but enough that the fence was mandatory. This is ostensibly a how-to article about fencing in your backyard vegetable garden, but even if you were to follow these steps by the number, your fence would turn out different. As it should. It’s your yard, and your fence, and I learned while building this one that a fence can have personality. My yard, for example, has about a 30-degree slope in the...