Monday, April 7, 2008

Athelas and Fence posts


Well I've been reading the Lord of the Rings again and was reminded of a name of a flower in the books that I've always liked. Athelas. So our new Highlander's name is now Athelas. Athelas has healing qaulities in the book The Fellowship of the Ring. 
Anyway, this past Saturday I spent my morning picking up 50 Tamarack fence posts. A guy from Duluth was advertising fence posts for sale on Craigslist. So we bought 150 of them for $2 a piece. Not bad considering a treated fence post of the same size sells for over $8. There obviously is more work involved. I have to debark about 95% of them and I will also be treating them myself so they last longer. I found out from a former dairy farmer that Tamarack fence posts actually will last about 10 years without any treatment. 

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