The property is thoroughly fenced. Thing is, the fences are pretty tired. There were several years with a very smart mustang who was very good at smashing down fences. That, and the usual wear and tear on livestock fencing convinced us to start again on the fences that really matter.
We are starting with what we call the Fort Knox pasture. The first one, closest to the house, probably going to get the most use. We staked out a little more than 1/3 acre, fairly flat, running right up to the edge of the woods.
As we are on a very rocky hill, we are only going down about 2 feet. Up here, that is plenty. With 5 foot No Climb fencing and a nice string of hotwire on top, it will be pretty secure. Our animals will stay in, wild critters will stay out.
So far, 11 of the 17 posts are set. Tomorrow I hope to get 4 more in.