By the by this pic was taken after we had a 12" rain in 36 hr time! Just this last week!!
Anyhoo, we started out by getting the posts in the ground...digging holes with the auger that attaches to the tractor...pouring the dry crete in the holes to help stabilize things a bit better. The moisture from the ground and air help the concrete get set up!
So as you can see in this picture we are ready to get the rest of the t posts in the ground...figuring it out as we go!
My strong Mtn Man got the t-posts in and then we were off to the next section to get another set in the ground...
Let me share a handy little trick that Mtn Man uses that I thought was fabulous...You see that 8 ft 2x4 laying on the ground there ...he uses it to figure out where to set the next post...8 ft apart! Nifty huh?
Then the level is used to help level out the post from side to side....the line that is in there ...white in color...is to used for the line where we want the fence to be....pretty cool!
Ok so then we had to get the field fence up which was a task in itself! I didn't get any pics because I was really involved in this part of it....Basically, I stood on the cut wire end...while it laid on the ground flat and he unrolled it.. then when we got to a section that we felt was long enough...he propped it up against a t-post to hold it up....He came back to my end and nailed it up to the cedar post. Went to the other end and using a fence stretcher he tightened up the top then I came along with my fence clips and attached it to the t posts...then he went to the bottom and stretched it, only because we have one stretcher...if two would have been easier. Anyhow ...the clips were applied and away we went to the next section and so on....
Then we had barb wire for the top strand...
Mtn Man said he was going to use the tractor for this...much smoother!!
Then came the gates....No red is not our favorite color but that is what we could get! Another trick we use when placing gates...can't go anywhere without our crescent wrench...used for so many things!
And Viola' we have a section of one of the fields fenced! Yay!
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