Friday, May 23, 2008

Debarking

The set up

Debarking


The finished product

What it looks like after it has been debarked and the wires set up




Ahh, how wonderful it will be to have the fencing done, not that I am the one doing the work. I thought I would share some more pictures of the work involved. A while back Chuck found an ad on Craigslist for some fence posts, $2 a post, this is a really good deal considering they can be close to $8 at the local lumber supply store. Now these are not treated and it turns out nor are they debarked. They are made out of tamarack, which after some investigation is a good thing. One farmer Chuck spoke to said that they used tamarack and the posts would last for 10 years. So we bought 150 posts, now we don't initially need that many however, I think Chuck used close to 60 for the 2 acres. We will need several for the area that we are fencing in for the dogs and then eventually for the whole 5 acres. In the first picture you will notice a thing with blue handles this is called a drawknife, this is the debarker. Chuck's goal is to finish the fence so we can get the animals up there on Tuesday. He is almost done, about another days worth of work he figures. 

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