California pepper trees – fencing

As it cooled down a little, we finally made some more progress with the barbed wire fence.  Haven't seen any cows in a while, but you never know when they'll come through again.
Now we're halfway up the lot on the South side:

We set the left post (an abandoned real estate sign post) in concrete and then decided to add the landscape post since we needed something to attach the come-along to stretch the wire, we needed a post to tie the California Pepper to and to stabilize the fence post.
The warped pole on top has been laying around for years – I knew it would come in handy one day.

In spring we planted several of the $4 Home Depot trees and two of the Peppers are behind the gray water ditch.  Here are some PICS of mature California Peppers.   Hope ours make it through the caliche so they don't blow over.
We still haven't waterproofed the ditch and that's why there's no water in the pond. It's been amazing to see how the water doesn't drain down (caliche), but after doing laundry the dirt is wet 10 ft away from the ditch.

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Since the Pepper trees are doing so well with the unlimited water, we now decided to “redesign” the gray water system.  Instead of water proofing, we'll plant lots of trees and bushes around the ditch and hopefully we'll soon have MANY willows and other plants that like wet feet.
Jose already brought some pallet slats over to build a fence between the two trees, want to start planting ASAP to get lots of plants to transplant into other areas.
The space between the two trees was filled with a 4 ft high mound of dirt and rocks from the excavation and we just recently started to screen the dirt for the adobe wall by the driveway.  We hope the adobe will keep the Indian figs warm enough this winter so they won't freeze.
We've been separating the rocks when screening the dirt:

The small rocks are great to throw on muddy ground on those few occasions when it rains or snows a lot.  We'll keep them in a barrel for use as needed.
We're contemplating putting up another “gateway to nowhere” (the neighbor property) by the 2nd Pepper tree.  I like the way the first one looks.  We could tie the tree to it and maybe even run some wires between the trees for more vines.
And one of these days we have to clear our stuff off the neighbor lot.