I was fascinated by fencing when i visited Jamestown,Va area. How they did what they with what they have. Here's 2 examples. A worm fence which needs no posts, but uses a lot of wood and takes a lot of space. The other is a root fence that i found when searching the old ways.
I was wondering about these when at the PDC, now after reading this thread I am thinking these might be a great idea for my property when I start fencing it.
I have lots of rock and very rocky soils that are a pain to try and put posts into. So some rock jacks would make life a lot easier to secure posts.
I was wondering how I was going to do some of the fencing, and didn't like how I saw a lot of the 4 strand barbed wire fences around here did things. But these rock jacks seem like the right thing to do the job well.
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What are you planning to use for a foundation? Rubble trench?
Yes. Then the base of the house will be stacked boulders.
I'm experimenting with the same idea as a rock jack. Im working on an addition where I sunk the posts a foot or so and filled in with gravel. Im stacking rocks around the posts to make wall bases, like in the house.
Something like a rock jack covered in cob could make a nice house corner with a built in corner bench inside.
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So hypothetically speaking you could use rock jacks to put up a temporary fence while still observing your land for the first year? How many feet would you have to have them separated to fence in goats and dogs? How high of a fence is it good for? I am thinking of using four foot field fence then running an electric wire around the top to keep in mini goats and a Pyrenees mix. I would rather invest in permanent fence than just electric; but love the idea of making permanent fencing temporary with these, so I can know if I have pens and paddocks where they will serve the most purpose.