What you see here is it drying on my freezer. It will make a nice tea to calm nerves. I even heard it was used to help babies sleep, but would need to research that more.
By burying it in the ground, it makes it harder for them to dig under. By stapling the fence to the wood, it creates a more secure seam. I also left about a foot of fence on the ground. It stops digging directly next to the fence. As for the dogs...not so effective. My dogs can fly.