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My Fencing Project Is (FINALLY) Complete!

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    My Fencing Project Is (FINALLY) Complete!

    ...And it only took four months...

    I closed on my property in early March. TODAY my handyman finally finished fencing two ~2 acre pastures and a ~1/2 acre sacrifice lot. The delays were part weather, part supply chain/COVID issues, and part sheer bad luck. But it's DONE!!! Which is fortunate timing, because my broodmare arrives from AZ in about two hours. Nothing like a hard deadline to get your blood pumping! Lol.

    Obviously I still have plenty of work to do on weed control, and I won't even get into how much work the barn needs. I'm very pleased with the results, though! I went with four strands of Finish Line, a top strand of Horse Guard tape, and one plain electric line between the 2nd and 3rd strands of Finish Line. So far, the Palomino Princess approves of her new digs. As you can see in the first photo, she and her temporary companion have already started adapting the sacrifice lot to fit its name.

    I couldn't find much information on the forum about Finish Line fencing when I was searching this spring, so hopefully this post will help future board members who are considering using it.

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    #2
    Congratulations! What a beautiful piece of property, enjoy.

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      #3
      Originally posted by BAC View Post
      Congratulations! What a beautiful piece of property, enjoy.
      Thank you! The view was certainly a huge selling point for me. I have a huge window in my living/dining room that takes up almost an entire wall and looks out over the pastures. It makes me childishly happy every time I walk by it.

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        Looks great!
        I always tie lots of pieces of bright neon orange survey tape along all my electric fencing...makes it more visible, especially in open areas (no tree lines) and for horses learning where the fencing lines are.

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          Originally posted by Montanas_Girl View Post

          Thank you! The view was certainly a huge selling point for me. I have a huge window in my living/dining room that takes up almost an entire wall and looks out over the pastures. It makes me childishly happy every time I walk by it.
          I bet, that is a beautiful landscape to enjoy looking at that every day.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mallard View Post
            Looks great!
            I always tie lots of pieces of bright neon orange survey tape along all my electric fencing...makes it more visible, especially in open areas (no tree lines) and for horses learning where the fencing lines are.

            With the Horse Guard on top, the fence is plenty visible. And the Finish Line is actually pretty darn visible in person, just not so much on camera for whatever reason. Also, Finish Line isn't electric - that's why I have the Horse Guard plus a strand of plain electric wire.

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              Originally posted by Bluey View Post

              I bet, that is a beautiful landscape to enjoy looking at that every day.
              Thank you!

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                Lovely! And I bet you get lots of birds with all the surrounding forest land. Your next project must be a deck to sit out on and soak in the view on a summer's evening .. (I jest : )

                Nice fencing too. It always feels so great to get a job actually completed.
                One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
                William Shakespeare

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                  Originally posted by ohmyheck View Post
                  And I bet you get lots of birds with all the surrounding forest land.
                  Oh, yes, I have a large flock of resident wild turkeys. And of course deer, including a new fawn this summer. My little palomino filly has decided her mission in life is to keep the turkeys out of the pasture, so I'm not sure how much longer they'll keep coming around, though. Lol.

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                    #10
                    What a nice looking fence on a beautiful property! I don't think FinishLine came up when we were searching for a type of fence we could both agree on. DH wanted PVC board fence, and I said h*ll no! We ended up with Kencote polycoated wire, which has been great but was a bit difficult to handle and install.

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                      #11
                      Thank you! I debated back and forth between coated wire and Finish Line. I was at an expo about two weeks before closing on this property and got to meet with the Finish Line people in person, handle some samples, etc., and that eventually won me over. Since I'm single and not super handy, I like that this fence will be very simple for me to maintain with no special tools or skills required.

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