Fencing never ends

Hubby and daughter spent another day working on fences and replacing gaps between pasture and hayfields.  It’s a never-ending job on a farm as big as ours.  We are constantly patrolling the fences to keep good neighbors and the cattle where they’re supposed to be.  The deer and wind downed trees are our biggest problems.  Wild cherry trees are a particular hazard now because if the cattle eat the wilted leaves of a down wild cherry it’s almost instant death to the cattle/calves.  Here’s some of the last board fence replaced and it looks so good.

Treated 7 foot posts and lumber sawed from the farm.  Very nice!

Treated 7 foot posts and lumber sawed from the farm. Very nice!

 

The pastures and hayfields are surrounded mainly by electric fencing.  The woods are surrounded by barbed wire, woven and rail fencing.  The fencing along the highway, which isn’t a lot is woven wire.  Gates are placed in all the major entries to fields, pasture and woodland.  And yes, none of it is inexpensive!!

The fences surround our hayfields, property lines, woodlands, house property, orchards, gardens and anywhere else you can think of.

Corner posts are cemented into the ground for extra sturdiness.

Corner posts are cemented into the ground for extra sturdiness.

 

Beautiful when replaced and probably the oldest that has been replaced.

Beautiful when replaced and probably the oldest that has been replaced.

More driveway fence to but only needs a couple of posts replace.

More driveway fence to but only needs a couple of posts replace.

Newest replacement.

Newest replacement.

Treated posts in the ground.

Treated posts in the ground.

We take the old fence to the recycling plant if it’s to rusty to use for tree protection.  The tree protection is when we wrap a 4-5 foot piece in a circle and put it around the fruit trees to keep the deer from horning the trees which kills them.  The old post are cut up and used for some mighty fine firewood.

Tree protection

Tree protection

Recycled wire

Recycled wire

Firewood

Firewood

More tree cages

More tree cages

Here’s some more of the fencing completed this spring.

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Since hay season is upon us the fencing that is never done will continue in the fall and before hunting season!! 😉

 

 

2 responses to “Fencing never ends

  1. Thanks Marla! hard work but it pays off in the end!

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  2. Lots of work! We completed a fencing project on our farm last fall. Glad it is done. Beautiful scenery you have.

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