I’ve got a small little “hobby farm” on 6 acres. I’ve divided the 6 acres into several different grazing areas for the animals. I did 4 acres initially a few years ago, and recently I did the remaining two. Both times I used 8” diameter wood corner posts for the H-brace corner braces, and buried them 4ft in the ground…they are not moving. I’m using 6ft t-posts every 10ft of fence. I used the 14ga Red Brand barbed wire, stretching it pretty tight with a com-a-long, and after I pull it and nail it….everything it as tight as a guitar string.
Fast forward a few weeks………..all of the wire is pretty floppy and loose. Not sagging loose, but definitely not as tight as it was when I first did it. The corner braces are stout and are not moving, and I used a good quality wire…….what did I do wrong?
Also, some of the fence that I put up last year has gotten really loose from the cows pushing and scratching on it……besides pulling the staples out of the posts and pulling the wire to tighten it back up, is there an easier was to tighten it back up?