Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism... A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.
-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

great gate

problem: new adult rescue dog urgently needs to be gated out of front yard.

solution: I didn’t know why I needed it, but when the thrift store was prepared to send the futon bed frame to the metal recycler, I had it put on the floor for a few days at metal-salvage prices. It waited for me and sat in my barn waiting for this very moment.

Some cutting, scrounging through my junkyard inventory and a little inventive fabrication later, I had a great gate that was easy to use and worked perfectly.