Farmhouse Construction Week 4 & 5: Setting fence posts

Part of this project is building a fence around the Mass-Ave property to help keep our farm secure. For the past few weeks fence construction has been marching around the property perimeter; sometimes in mucky clay mud, and sometimes in the hard cold. According to the two guys doing the work, it's a toss up as to which weather situation is worse. 

Once the posts were set in the ground, the concrete bases are allowed to cure for a few days. This takes a bit longer in wet, winter weather than it would during summer months. Once cured fence panels will be hung, and our growing space will be more secure!

Even a thin layer of snow can hide the vast swamps of mud that seem to dominate the farm right now. Soon this space will house construction materials, and allow access for a cement mixer or two!

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