Our high tensile fence, mostly through the woods, is underway. This post is the actual work on progress. To see my planning/notes post, Click Here. I've cut 20+ trees, split and hauled out the big stuff and stacked it. I've got smaller logs laying out there that " will bring up on a trailer to cut to firewood size, split if needed and stack. I cleared enough to set the corner posts, run some bailing twine on them and see what else needs to be cut. This is the Ozarks so I had some spots where I had to roll some small boulders out and fill the holes to make it drive-able with the little tractor. I've got so many that in some spots, I filled all but the smallest holes with other rocks I rolled out. Big rocks go into holes left from huge rocks. Medium sized rocks go into holes left by big rocks etc etc. I just got some gravel for the driveway so I used some of the gravel to do some filling in on the fence line trail.
I got the post in for the top corner by the road a couple of weeks ago. Went pretty good for Ozarks soil but the top end is pretty flat and even though it's our top end, there's another property higher up the hill. I imagine some of the dirt I dug came from that higher property. Today, I got the corner post for the lower end by the road put in and the hole dug for the lower back corner post. I'm a few inches shy of my 42" depth because I hit a rock and I ended up flaring the bottom of the hole to try and get the rocks out but it's big. Since my hole is flared at the bottom now, I'll just add a couple of bags of ready mix to the hole to make up for lack of depth. There's water in that hole so all I have to do is dump the mix in and then finish filling it up with the mostly gravel dirt I dug out.
I needed that lower back(away from road) post in before I can do my upper back post because the 7.5 acres is surveyed but the 8 acres isn't. I do have an old marker back there but it's further up than that corner of the fence so what I'll do attach my wire to the lower back post and stretch it with my tractor and measure of the old marker to make sure it's parallel to the property line. I'm coming in three foot from the property line with the fence to give me a little room to maintain the outside of the fence.
I had my orange bailing twine on the property line going by the survey markers and then eyeballing the back, plus going by the old marker, which is about 40 foot off.