Last year, the rabbits ate the green bean plants, much to my annoyance. So this year, I decided to be proactive and fence in the bean patch. To this end, I purchased some PVC pipe and connectors and built a frame which I wrapped in chicken wire. I knew at the start that my garden beds are approximately 4' x 20'. Approximately. So I cut the pipe into 4-foot sections and connected everything together and discovered that the beds are not quite as big as I thought. And I did not take the connectors into consideration. So I trimmed 3 inches here and 6 inches there and it's close enough. The PVC pipe is not very rigid, so the whole shebang is propped up with stakes, but I think it will do the trick and also be disassemblable at the end of the season.
If it weren't so breezy and so freakin' hot out, I would have some photos to show, photos of not only the bean fence, but the yarrow and penstemon and butterfly bush and Shasta daisy that are making the meadow such a delight to look at. And the promising potato and tomato blossoms! After today, we are expecting a long siege of temperatures in the 80's with the chance of thunderstorms nearly every day. Perfect growing weather.