No deep thoughts or wise words in this blog – it just truly is the telling of a finished project. The 5 barbed wire fence around an older pond has been loose as a goose for YEARS! I finally am pressured to fix it since I’m weaning calves at this new location in a couple of weeks. Seems like I have to have a major push to finish big projects.
Re-stretch 1050 feet around the pond, all wires needed re-stretching which meant ALL the clips had to come off and put back on after stretching. That is about 90 posts times 5 is 450 clips! Stretching the wire around each corner post with fence/wire pliers and pounding in the staples to make it hold. I’m not sure how many hours it took me because I had to break it into smaller jags – i just get tired you see. And a couple days ago, I pushed too hard and knocked out a rib. By the time I got home I was nearly in tears! (I have an appointment on Friday to get put back together)
Not only did Dallas man the Rhino GPD-30 Gas Powered Driver (most of the posts had heaved out of the ground over the years), but he also helped finish up today with helping to hang the gate where there had been a wire gap before. It’s just an old worn out gate, but it will be fine for this job for many years – at least the rest of my life.