Last week, we started the process of putting it back up. Step 1 was the usual "Canmore time" wait of a week to get the lumber brought in from somewhere, probably Antarctica based on how long it took.
|One whole lotta boards. It's a 24' section of fence|
Next step was to dig the hole for the first fence post. My soil is glacial till. Mostly rock. With some clay thrown in for good measure. Digging the first fence 36" deep post hole took almost 3 hrs. The first foot took a half an hour, but then you could do that with a shovel. The next foot was harder, with more rock. We pulled out one the size of a football. The last foot was so deep it had to be entirely done by hand while lying on the ground and reaching in as far as you could.
|Uncomfortable. Slow work, too|
On Day 2, we got the post up in the correct spot, made it perfectly vertical (thus not matching a single other fence post on our property), then connected it to an existing post with rails.
|Screwing in the rail supports|
|More ground hugging love|
Day 3 saw us finish hole #2, put the post up, connect it with rails...
|Screwing up the rail hangers|
|Both rails up|
|Finished. This part, anyway|
|Nailing them up|
It amazes me that it can take 5 days to build 24' of fence. But it's more like 5 half-days, as we've been so busy we haven't been able to put in more than 4 hours work on it on any given day.
For instance, Day 3 was Saturday. There was a free Spirit of the West outdoor concert down in Kananaskis Village as part of their fall festival that we had to go to.
|John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly|
|No one in the dance space... yet|
But we had a blast.