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What Is the the Right Fence for Your Homestead?

Ranch in the late afternoon

The posts of a fence are the anchor points. In other words, the fence is only as strong as the posts. You need to be sure you choose the right fence posts, that they are sturdy, and that you install them correctly. But not all posts are equal. There are line posts that merely hold up the fencing, but there are other posts that truly anchor the fence, such as the posts in the corners, around gates, in curves, and in rises and dips in the ground. These must be anchored with care, usually in concrete, to ensure they are well-braced. You might also want to consider recycled plastic fence posts, as they are going to stand the test of time better than wood, even cedar and black locust.

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