We knew this was going to be a very labor intensive project, but would save us a lot of moola.
T designed our fence plans and we marked the placements for the posts, bought what seemed like a million cedar posts, metal posts, the wire fencing, and barbed wire. Oh, and about 50 80lb bags of concrete--I mixed each one.
One of T's subcontractors volunteered to come out and drill our holes...for FREE!!! What a blessing and big surprise.
The Hill Country is BEAUTIFUL, but also has lots of rock. I mean lots! It made drilling holes a little difficult, so we did hire an additional hole driller and got it done.
Then comes stretching fence. Over 1000 feet of fence and barbed wire.
Oh, we hired a welder because we're not welders. Notice his patriotic mask!
Sloan visited us on the porch a few times while the fence was under construction.
She looks pretty cute up there, right? What's not so cute is that she broke a table, knocked the rocking chairs over, and ate our plants.
The grass in our "front yard" also suffered. Before on the left and after on the right.
All done! A little over a week ago we finally finished the entire project!
It took a little over 2 years (no, we didn't work on it every weekend) and we saved over $6,000 doing it ourselves!! WooHoo!
What do y'all think of our fence?
--And that's Life With the Riley's--