Building Fences (and actually finishing a project in time)

The new fence, ready to let the weather gray the wood.

The new fence, ready to let the weather gray the wood.

Susanna and I have been wanting to replace the fence next to the workshop for a while. It wasn’t a big project, just everything else got in the way. Until today.

And I know that I’m not the best at guessing how long it will take me to complete a project. I’m just easily distracted. Susanna just mentally adjusts the expected completion of a project whenever I give her a date that I’ll be finished.

But sometimes they really don’t take that long to finish. I had guessed that the fence was an afternoon project; and we started bulding in the afternoon and finished before dinner. That included cleaning up (but not restacking the lumber beneath the barn). The old fence was a green wire fence (we needed a fence to keep the dogs from running out of the yard on that side of the barn. We replaced it with a three board fence. The invisible fence follows the wooden fence, so it will keep the dogs in the yard (Tucker escapes from the back of the yard anyway).

A tired and happy us after finishing the fence.

A tired and happy us after finishing the fence.

Remnants of the old fence as I start to install the posts for the new one (I forgot to take a picture before I started)

Remnants of the old fence as I start to install the posts for the new one (I forgot to take a picture before I started)

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