Monday, February 25, 2013

Starting the new chicken fence.

One month behind schedule (!!) today we began work on the new chicken fence, the objective being to move our laying hens to a new field, and grow vegetables in the field they vacate (by now rich in chicken manure). Last time we built a chicken fence we knocked the posts in by hand, using a post basher, a job that began in March and finished in May. This time we hired a mechanical post basher, and finished the job in half a day.
The post basher in action.
First side finished by mid morning.
 All 170 posts are now in, including large corner posts, and tomorrow we start stapling the wire mesh up. Thanks to David and Max for working on the fence today, and to Tom for agreeing to do the job.

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