Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Frugal Hubby ... on using what you have ...

Time to fence in the new 16-acre field that hubby made hay from this year (we have one week to get our fencing materials together )

We have fence posts that we brought with us years ago when we moved here, many of them pretty rusted up, bent, and many too short, all different lengths. But when my hubby goes to work on something he does a terrific job! And thankfully, over the years, he has accumulated the needed tools and taken very good care of them.......

He needed 100 T- posts to go in between the wood posts, and at about $5 or more each for new, he decided to keep his money in his wallet and make do with what he had. Step by step, and spending many evenings after work he got the job done.

1. Weld posts together to make them all long enough and all the same length

2. Wire brush to remove all rust, with a grinder tool and wire brush disks

3. Move what he can out of the workshop to set up room to paint them, as we have been having rainy weather here for eons.

4.Paint and try to get dry running a little heat in there.... Flip and paint the other side... then again.

Finished product.... 97 like new t-posts!

My hubby is one frugal dude! We are ready for fencing to begin!


Tina. said...

Wow! What an awesome job! They look brand new! Way to go!

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Wow! That was a lot of hard work and those posts look great!

~GweN~ said...

What a BLESSING! You are blessed to have each other....always remember that!