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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a large amount of treated 6x6 (8 foot long) and 4x4 boards from a previous project. I need to fence in a pasture and was wondering about using the 6x6s as corner h-braced corners and for the occasional line post instead of the traditional round posts? It would save me a lot of money to...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a property that used to be a cattle farm. The man that owned it, retired a long time ago and had removed all the posts and the barbed wire, coiled it up, and put it out in the woods/pastures (ask my tires how I discovered some of that!)... I am in the process of planning new fences. I...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Going to start setting T-Posts in the next few days. Set gate posts last weekend.. Going to need to start rolling out fence wire soon. I got 6ft posts, with the thought process of 18" or so in the ground, 48" fencing, and a string of either barbed wire or hot wire at the top at some point...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Say my BOL is like 8- 10 acres of woods shaped more or less like a rectangle. This wooded land is surrounded by fields/farmland on all sides. owned by close family. during WROL/SHTF/teotwawki I figure we would position security posts at the corners (and/or along the sides). we would try to...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Next spring one of my projects is to build a cattle field. The area I am looking at fencing off is 3 acres. Actual measurement is 3.21 acres, but a barn is going in there. So lets subtract .2 acres for barn and trees. There is an area next to the field that I was going to plant oak and pine...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Is it safe to use creosote telephone poles for a pole barn where livestock will be kept? A place here in Jasper Texas sells culled poles in both pressure treated and creosote. Price for either type of pole is the same, which is $2 a foot. Related thread - using telephone poles for fence post...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Which is better for fence post in wet soil, cement the post in or creosote? In a previous thread we talked about using an auger to drill holes for corner post. Well, in the past week or so we have gotten about 5 inches of rain. Within minutes of drilling the holes water started soaking in...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    While working on the new chicken yard I figured I would go the glorious route and do as much as possible by hand. This included everything from digging the corner post hole with diggers, to notching out the H-brace by hand with hammer and chisel. After setting 5 post I said "screw this, it is...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is the best way to brace the corner post for livestock? Yesterday evening I was digging a hole for a corner post to the new chicken yard. My cousin walked over and suggested I angle a 4 inch fence post down at an angle for bracing. I was planning on using non-barbed wire, go from the...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is a good field fence for chickens? I am about to pull my hair out trying to pick between goat fence and field fence. Field fence - http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/general-purpose-field-fence-6-in-vertical-stays-47-in-h-12-1-2-ga-filler-wire Goat fence -...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone here use old telephone / power poles for corner post? In the next couple of weeks I plan on moving forward with the new chicken yard. I am thinking about using old telephone / power poles for the corner post. The local electric company sells their old poles. I have a phone call in to...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The current chicken yard is too small. It gets the job done, but there is no room to plant fig trees or blueberry bushes. Before my wife and I moved to the farm, with the help of friends and family I we got a 75 feet long by 35 feet wide chicken yard. With 2,625 square feet 100 chickens could...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How far should I space tee post for my goat / sheep field? This same field is going to double as a chicken field. In a previous thread talked about goat fencing and other ideas, but how far should the tee post be spaced? My brother spaced his tee post 10 feet apart for his cattle and goats...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    And so it begins again, +95% of the seeds are sorted into their correct shoe boxes, a planting plan is in Excel, dreams of Spring grow stronger, even though the main garden looks like this: The homemade rack has been upgraded to include heat mats It's made of PVC pipe and fittings. Once we...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My grandfather used cross ties for a lot of his corner post. The fencing around the old chicken yard disappeared a decade ago, so I am not able to tell if he used cross ties in the chicken yard. I figured he did because people back then reused everything. As my moving to the homestead project...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone else put one up lately, any suggestions or tips???
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