The Garden Fence: In Progress

 Our garden fence is finally underway. Last week we put in the corner posts and roped off the entire area- which is approximately 115 ft by 100 ft. Rylan and I measured where all the fence posts would go on Saturday and marked them so that the post hole digging would go a bit quicker.

On Sunday we rented an auger to drill the 40+ holes. Paul, my brother and a friend manned the auger and got the holes dug fairly quickly. Between rocks, roots and hard-packed soil some of the holes had to be finished with the  manual post hole digger to reach the correct depth.

 We are using locust fence posts that are about 7 ft long. I really love the rustic look of them and how they are all different. I think they add a lot of character to the fence row.

 You can see most of the entire area to be fenced in the picture below.  It's big and I can't wait to fill it up with plants!

We still have to tamp down a few more posts, hang 2 gates and run the wire. But hopefully we can get that done by next weekend so I can start planting!

This post is linked to the HomeAcre Hop, The Homestead Barn Hop,


  1. Those fence posts are beautiful! For our acre, my husband says all the posts should be in concrete in our climate - boy, that makes the job harder.

    Good luck with the fence!

  2. Wow, your garden fence is going to look great! Here in NE Texas we have Honey Locust trees and they grow in thick groves. I know Locust wood is rot resistant, but Honey Locust trees have the most wicked thorns you've ever seen - some as long as a foot long! (there's a picture of them on our blog) There are other Locust tree types too and they are all beautiful trees and have beautiful wood, but the others are minus those mean thorns. LOL (visiting from The HomeAcre Hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  3. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow for a special hop and a giveaway announcement! :)

  4. Love the locust fence posts! I too like that rustic look and they should weather well for you. Our garden fence is nowhere near the size, but still we are proud of it.

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