Building Fences

Jim Fairfield lists ways in which a modern subsistence farmer can put up just as much fence as he needs at a price he can afford.



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Representative prices of No. 2 Southern (or yellow) pine posts.
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Building fences
I built my first fence 10 years ago, and it's still standing. Barely. Had I used proper equipment and known how to go at the business, however, that prematurely useless enclosure could have done its job for another 30 years.
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Pricing of uprights for a 10-acre fence line.
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Current prices for galvanized gates in our parts.
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These figures are what the costs of the fence and gate total will be.
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