In two days this week, an energetic crew of 5 men from Pennsylvania put up 3000 feet of deer fence. We have been taking down the less than ideal black plastic net fence to prepare for their arrival. They arrived in two trucks, one monster pick up and a semi carrying three loaders/tractors and all the supplies. The were here at 8AM sharp after driving for almost 2 hours.
They had a wonderful attachment to a skid loader called a post driver, which bashed in the 12′ post almost 3 feet in the ground, bang bang bang.
And then another loader with the fence stretcher would unroll the 8 foot woven wire fence. Once the grounds men held it up to the posts, it would pull the wire very taught and they would nail the fence to the posts.
I was impressed with the steady pace and speed at which this all took place. Wonderful equipment and highly skilled workers are a joy to watch. It’s nice to know that this big chunk of change ($16,000) was well spent. Now we’ll see how the deer adapt to this new line of defense. Remember that this is replacing only 1/3 of our fence, in the most “challenged” areas. We have to grow some more veggies, make some more money and invite this team of fencers back again next spring.