A job well begun is a job half finished. And fencing starts with the corner posts.
|First Corner Post. I leave them tall unless I can get a two, eight foot posts out of a stick. This post might get a kestrel box on the top.|
These blue skies were photographed in Wyoming and Photoshopped into this picture.
Iwan Augers are fabulous post hole diggers but they do not do well with rocks the size of hen's eggs and bigger. So I tried using a T post to spud out the rocks. No-go. So I hunted up the spud and found it at the last fencing project. I could auger a little bit. Spud rocks loose. Go on my belly and grab the rocks in the bottom of the hole and haul them out. Then back to augering. It took about 60 minutes to worry that hole into the ground.
Between grubbing rocks out at that fence post, the vibration from trying to McGuyver a T post as a spud and the holes punched in my hands by the Black Locust thorns....I was ready to knock off early today. Here are a few of the pictures collected during the day.