Monday, 21 November 2016

Upgrading The Side Fence


The side fence before the upgrade.

"We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once." ~ Unknown

Don and our neighbour recently set out to sort out the problems with our side fence. There were trees growing up against the fence and over hanging it. Some of the fence posts were rotting or eaten out and had become out of alignment over the years. The fence itself was only three lengths of wire running between the posts. The wire had lost its tension over the years.


First came the clearing up of the neighbours side of the fence. 


There was quite a lot of regrowth on the neighbours side.
And the area needed quite a bit of leveling.



These were used to make the strainers.




The new fence posts were laid out ready.

More fence posts laid out ready. 

The finished fence, facing north. The three strand wire has now
been replaced with dog wire with barbed wire on the top.


This photo is taken from the same spot but facing south.





The Neighbourly Gate

The Neighbourly Gate is located right at the back end of the new side fence. It was installed to reduce travel by half a kilometer between our property and two other neigbouring properties. The gate is overlooking two driveways, one neighbour is yet to add their gate opposite to ours. The gate at the back of our property is facing the front of theirs. They drive their Gator when calling in to visit as their house is located right down the other end of their property.  


13 comments:

  1. My hubby would be envious of your fence! He'd love to install one around our property,...but money is a problem.
    You did a fine job--nice and straight. Hope you get many years of good service from it.

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    1. This guys did a great job Sue. I helped by keeping out of the way :-)

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  2. I really like the quote you've chosen for this post, Sherri. Sometimes, I can get quite overwhelmed with lists of chores (short and long term ones) that need doing and suffer a bit of inertia. Those words have reminded me to focus on one thing I can do at once:) Meg

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    1. Meg there are so many things on our list of things to do around here. Resources (or the lack thereof) are the issue. The quote reminded me the same thing, to focus on getting things done one at a time.

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  3. That was a big undertaking! The gates are downright neighborly!

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    1. It was a big undertaking. Thankfully it was not as hot as the time last year when they were working on the front fence.

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  4. I have never heard of a Neighbourly Gate before, Sherri but I imagine they would be commonplace for people who live out of town. A good idea too.

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    1. It saves fuel. And it makes accessing each others property for assistance that much easier. Unlike many local people I am unable to jump fences, which leaves me out of the action in emergencies.

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  5. What a lot of hard yakka. The photos make it look so easy though. I know that's not the case. ;)

    A really good fence, made well, should last many decades. So long as no trees or heavy branches fall on them. Well done. And I do agree with the neighbourly gate. We have one, although the fence is not completed yet. But we've put in the extra post, for a pedestrian gate, for neighbours to use, when we do finish it.

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    1. We did have a large branch fall on the fence on the opposite side of the property about a week ago. It only did a little damage though. A freakish storm passed through and uprooted trees in the area. We had lots of branches down. On the weekend I found (and buried) a dead goanna that I am guessing was a victim of the storm. Our neighbours rescued an eaglet that must have been knocked out of its nest in the same storm. The eaglet appears to be doing well.

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    2. Sad for the goanna, but good for the eaglet to find a surrogate family. I'm glad the storm didn't cause more damage.

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  6. That looks like a big but well done job there Sherri. I love neighbourly gates, we had a small one at our Boonah place to allow our sheep to 'visit' next door, and we have a larger one here to move our neighbour's cattle onto our place. Speaking of gates, I'm yet to master the Taranaki gate or bushy's gate. A marvel I just can't get my head around! lol.

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    1. The Taranaki gate is a good example of simple things not being easy!

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