Sunday, March 22, 2009

I really hate fencing

After two very long days of working on the fence, we still don't have hardly any new fence up. Saturday we tore down all of the existing 30 year old fence wire that separated the barn from the pasture. Most of this was 5 strand barbwire over field fence. I underestimated how long it takes to take it down and roll it up. We worked until daylight failed us and felt we made a lot of progress.
This morning we started at 8:00 and actually realized the real work that laid before us. The fence had almost rounded corners all the way around that looked weird, but due to the age of the fence we thought it was put in long ago due to the lay of the land. We laid out new straight runs and begin to replace the existing rotted wooden post with new treated posts, and use as many of the "T" post in place as we could. We soon learned why so many of the corners were rounded. Apparently through the years, as the fence posts failed they just sunk new posts and abandoned the broken ends in place. Anybody care to guess exactly were our new post needed to be placed? After struggling trying to dig holes and finally breaking a sheer pin on the p.t.o auger we gave up and moved our new fence line outside of the existing fence.
We finished the day by pulling all the steel post out. Now the weekend is over and we don't have to much above ground. The good news is we now have all the wood post put in; the bad news we still have to pound all steel posts back in on the new line.

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TheMartianChick said...

Oh,my! That's a lot of hard work. I can't even imagine... I think I need a nap now. Way too much work for me!

Yanna said...

Yeow! Good thing fences don't need replacing often.

By the way, thanks for your kind message at BYC. :)