I’m kidding!  Go ahead!  Because a good fence is required to keep my donkeys in the pasture where they belong and NOT out on the growing wheat.   Naughty Donkeys!  Why did you do that??????IMG_20170324_125619276

You can see some of our fence fixing tools above.  Pretty common stuff.  I grew up seeing almost identical replicas of everything in the picture.IMG_20170324_125648452

You probably all know what most of it is.  These are what people like to jokingly call their P.H.D.s  —Post Hole Diggers.    Funny stuff.


I’m sure you recognize barb wire.  (we say “barb”  not “barbed” here.)

Wire stretchers are a must for fence fixing.  The wire has to be tight or the Critters will crawl right through it.  Sometimes they do anyway.   A certain old sorrel mare that lives here, pays it absolutely no mind and reaches over for the proverbial green grass on the other side.

One of my favorite things around a ranch or farm is the steeple bucket.  Most of them are rarely if ever cleaned out.  You never know what is actually in the bottom in the dirt and rust…..


And that is a very abbreviated version of what you will need in case any of you would like to come and “spend a little time on the fenceline”  as my father always put it.  You may also want to bring some gloves, some water, a hat, some big ol muscles, a strong back, boots-in case the snakes are out….ok….  I’ll stop now.