Mending Fences

Last time I posted on our fence we had taken the stockade wall down last summer. (See Un-mending Fences) We left the wood posts remaing in hopes we could reuse them and carted off the stockades for a later project. Our neighbors were thrillled and also curious as to what we were leaving the posts in for. It took a while, but we finally got to finishing it. I thought it would be open, economical abd appropriate to the area to do a rope fence.
First, my handy Hubs borrowed a chain saw and cut the posts down to a more appropriate size. Next, I had to find which rope to use.  We decided on cotton as we like how it ages and we didn’t need it for strength.  Then, I had to figure out how much rope we needed by measuring the distance between the posts plus the drop and additional for half-hitching. It came out to about 200 feet. I found a company online that could cut to length vs having to order much more yardage than I needed. We used Knot and Rope Supply
When it arrived I had to brush up on my splicing and whipping skills to finish off the ends of the rope. Who would have thought those feeling lessons would have come in so handy!?




Overall I am really happy with how it turned out. We even had some neighbors stop by and photograph the finished product.



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