I’m sure you have picked up on it by now, but I’m more the artsy-fartsy type guy. However, the last couple weeks at my place have been filled with all sort of new man-ly goodness. We decided to fence in our backyard and we also decided we could do it ourselves. Just a little background, up until this point, this is the largest tool I have ever owned or operated.
Yes, I realize it’s just a drill and most 5 year olds could run it. Thank you. Anyway, by the end of the project I had promoted myself up to full manhood and rented and operated one of these bad boys. Check it. I’m a man.
Not bad eh. I started with a smaller auger. Rental places know you are a manly man when you hook something up to the back of your minivan. :)
Each of the 50 fence posts had to be set in concrete. So you buy a bunch of bags of concrete and carry them over to each post.
Concrete bags that weigh 80lbs each.
I am not that strong.
This is how we ended up moving them.
Some of the ground was too hard to the little auger so I ended up having to rent the little tractor looking thing. Here is photographic proof that I can operate heavy machinery.
And finally, here are a few before and after photos of the backyard. I’m basically a mix between Bob Vila & Ty Pennington. (A builder who is old AND good looking.)
HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to Danielle who not only encouraged me to do the project, but carried every single fence picket to the backyard while I nailed gunned those bad boys up.
Side note: Working like a real person made me love my fake job that much more. Thank you all for paying me to take photographs. :)