Wow, it is getting into the season, business is picking up and I am really enjoying being outside. It is for all these reasons that I simply didn’t make it back to my computer for a couple more Friday afternoon posts. My apologies.
I am looking for a little help that I am wondering if one of you might be able to provide. My husband and I are working towards converting our 6 acres into far more productive and beautiful land. To this end we need to add some fencing and upgrade some others. I have few questions…my first question is this….you may remember a month or so ago a post I made about split rail fences. Well we decided on our fence, spec’d it and went to place an order from American Timber and Steel. Why did I go with them? Hands down the best product for the cheapest price. Fellow New Englanders are accustomed to paying in the range of $15- 18 for an 11′ rails, line posts, and corner posts. I can order from American Timber and Steel and the price range for all the parts is in the $5-9 range. But here is my dilemma — shipping. My order isn’t a full truck load so I am paying almost double my materials (though still cheaper than other local options) in shipping. Part of me says suck it up – you are shipping materials from Ohio and it is still the most economical option – but the other part of me just can’t justify the shipping expense. ATS is willing to try and combine shipping but no one has an order coming this way…. Are you in need of some great fencing in New England? Check out American Timber and Steel — and see if they can help you out — and if you decide to go with them…can you let me know so we can try and combine shipping on our orders?
Second question…..around here all the orchards have in the last few years erected deer fences that are easily over 10 ft tall. They are not ugly but the thought of a 10′ cage around my property seems a little sad to me. I saw this at Martha Stewart yesterday and I am wondering if anyone has ever had this type of double boundary fence set up for deer? Here are my questions….does it really work? do you ever get deer stuck in the middle? and finally — what is the distance between the two lines? If you know a little something about this….please share I am very curious. Thanks!!