How to Build a Post-and-Rail Fence

Posted by Nick  | 11 Oct 2021  | 0 comments

We’ve had a lot of questions about the post-and-rail fences we build here on the homestead — probably because there’s not that much info out there! So we thought we’d record the whole process. How we do it, at least.

Whilst not as common as the ubiquitous wire fences found throughout New Zealand, post-and-rail is a sturdy fence with a little more pizzazz. It’s also fairly common in NZ, especially on homesteads, lifestyle blocks, and most stockyards.

We’ve built over 300 meters of post-and-rail over the past five years or so, but we’re still learning. Ask us any questions you might have about the process, or comment if you have a better way of doing things!

War of the Stumps

Posted by Nick  | 27 Sep 2021  | 0 comments

Giant nightmare stumps, stubborn stumps from hell, and all manner of back-breaking trial and error as we attempt to extract them from their mighty grips on the earth. Watch us wage war on the biggest stumps on our homestead (some over six feet in diameter!) with little more than an old tractor and chain, a chainsaw, and good old-fashioned blood, sweat, and tears. We even needed to bring in a secret weapon at the end…