Monday, October 19, 2020


A couple of weekends ago when we both went out, we were shocked to see that our property had grown larger...

See?  All that new land!  As far as the eye can see!

Alas, it was only because the fence behind us (along the back of the property) was gone.

There were workers behind us and they had taken down the fence along the entire back.  It's weird how even a simple barbwire fence makes such a visual delineation of one property to the next.

When we left they were still digging holes so we figured the next weekend we'd see the end result.

The following weekend was me by myself (as 2nd Man was preparing for his job interview).

Here is what it looked like.  Very well done.  Large heavy posts into the ground with concrete...

Here is the corner where our property, their property and the other neighbor's property along one side all come together...

Here is a better shot of how they did it.  The posts are used to provide support for the barbed wire.  We would guess if livestock (mean bulls perhaps?) leaned into it, the large posts being on the other side of the wire should keep everything intact.

It appears to be very nicely done.  

I will have to admit though, since I like things nice and neat, THIS one and only bent post is gonna drive me crazy every time I see it, ha!

Anyway, we're glad this was done.  Now if we could just get that done on the 'goat side' of the property, ha.  We actually thought about paying (in the future) to have it done but it's our understanding that usually the neighbor with the livestock is responsible for the fence?  We fear that if we did do that, it would be our responsibility from then on, even if we never had livestock on our side.


  1. The company that put the fence up done a wonderful job.
    Looks like you will just have to deal with the bent T-post but then again once you get used to it you probably won't notice it after awhile.
    Hope you both have a wonderful evening.

  2. My suggestion to you is to avoid eye contact with the slightly bent post

  3. That is a really well constructed fence. Usually big wooden posts like that are used only on the corners. Looks like they put up that fence to last a long time. Good fences do indeed make good neighbors.

  4. Where I used to live, the property owner was responsible for keeping neighbor's livestock out with his fence.

  5. The new fence looks nice, and should last quite a while. Who's supposed to maintain a fence - you might check your paperwork from when you bought the place. Sometimes it's in the deed or terms of sale. When we bought our acreage, the seller specified in the sale agreement that we were responsible for the fence, even though we were not the ones with the livestock. Or it might be as simple as if you put up a fence, you maintain it?

  6. Those fellows did a great job! But I too must admit the bent post would also quietly drive me crazy. So an easy diversion would be to sink a nice wooden post on your side of the property (right in front of and about the same height of the bent metal post) and then place a charming little birdhouse on top.

  7. Some states are "fence in" and some are "fence out" which indicates who is responsible for maintaining the fence. For instance, NY, where I live is a "fence in" state. So the person owning the livestock is responsible for fencing his property and keeping his livestock "in". And if both sides own livestock then they need to work out an agreement to share cost and labor. My grandfather and his neighbor did every other year. That being said, if you constructed a fence to fence something out, that's your fence. And you would want to maintain it. You also would want to use a set back so the fence is not right on the property line. That way you can get tot he far side of the fence for maintenance without leaving your land. I believe Texas is an open range or "fence out" state. Which means if you want to keep the goats out, you erect and maintain your own fence.

  8. Yup! The bent post would drive me crazy, too.


  9. I think you're next photo of that fence will include the livestock that is newly grazing there. Must be something coming for such a fence to be built.

  10. Nothing to do with the fence. How did 2nd Man do during his first day at his new job? Anxious to hear, Roderick

  11. Your fence looks great. Here in Australia we would thread the wire through those posts and not use "star pickets" between them. Don't ask me why, just another way of doing fences perhaps ??Cheers


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