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Evan, In the first picture, is that the 700 feet of fence Paul keeps talking about? From what I can see its basically panels made of vertical saplings held by two horizontals screwed in periodically, all of which is screwed to rock jacks??

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Yes. There is about 700 feet of fence and about 50 feet is this wood style, and the rest is the galvanized field fence.
 
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Is the wood a test run, for looks or is that a particularly vulnerable area?
 
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The field fence costs about $200 per hundred foot roll (or $110 if you are willing to spend the day driving). And then there is the cost of hardware for attaching it.

The wood fence is experimental. The cost for it is just the hardware to attach it. And I think that might be less than the hardware to attach the field fence. But it does take more labor. And we do have a LOT of these poles.

I think that if an ant wishes to build a fence and has four gappers that would like to gain this experience, it would probably be the best choice.
 
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Day 18

Made more progress on the fence, and started on a gate, but didn't get any good shots of that yet. Might be able to finish the paddock fence project tomorrow. Anyway, I have a backlog of nature pictures to share, so here you go. Enjoy.
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blue and purple flowers
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shade loving flower up by the creek
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evan l pierce wrote:started on a gate, but didn't get any good shots of that yet.



Please, please! I need ideas how to make gates with less labor. It takes me forever. I love your picture reports. Thanks for the inspiration!
 
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Pretty sure the shade loving flower is trillium. We have those here, too, but our trillium's petals have already turned pink and have started to fall off. Just goes to show the difference in climates!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:The field fence costs about $200 per hundred foot roll (or $110 if you are willing to spend the day driving). And then there is the cost of hardware for attaching it.

The wood fence is experimental. The cost for it is just the hardware to attach it. And I think that might be less than the hardware to attach the field fence. But it does take more labor. And we do have a LOT of these poles.

I think that if an ant wishes to build a fence and has four gappers that would like to gain this experience, it would probably be the best choice.




Paul, What hardware are you using for the fence, galvanised nails?

Good on you Evan! More power to your elbow.
 
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Trillium, provincial flower of Ontario, grows in the woods at the same time as leaks. I am not a fan of leaks myself but if I was a little hungry ant.......
 
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Rus Williams wrote:
Paul, What hardware are you using for the fence, galvanised nails?

Good on you Evan! More power to your elbow.



I created a new thread so we could talk about the fence:

https://permies.com/t/46438/labs/wood-fence-chickens-turkeys-deer



 
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