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Holes in field

Discussion in 'Fencing, Housing, Manure Management' started by Alexz7272, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Mar 18, 2017
    Alexz7272

    Alexz7272 True BYH Addict

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    So as many of you know we got our property foreclosured on and the previous owners were PISSED. They tore down & up all kinds of things so we are starting from scratch. I finally got tired of tripping over the post holes left over from the fencing they tore up. What would you do? Fill them up with dirt or fill them with concrete (they were set in concrete once placed). Is there any chance of re-using them? I am planning to put my sheep out there with rotating electrical fences. Thank you!

    Orange flags are holes
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  2. Mar 18, 2017
    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I would not fill them in with concrete. I would re-use them if possible, or fill them in with dirt. I like the flags marking them, till you decide what to do.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    promiseacres

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    If they work with your plans use them, if not refill them. If nothing else with manure if you don't have any soil.
     
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  4. Mar 18, 2017
    CntryBoy777

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    I don't know what your price is there, but I would order a load of "Fill Dirt" and fill them in. If there are some you wish to use for new posts, I would tamp them in really well. The only way to use a post with concrete on it, dig the hole bigger than the concrete, and set it in Fresh cement. Unless ya can use the post without the concrete, then just use a chainsaw and cut them off. I don't know any other ways to deal with that. If ya fill in the holes, then ya can always redig when ya do decide, but it will keep them from washing and pitting larger.
     
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  5. Mar 19, 2017
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    Well, IMHO if you fill them with concrete, the future owners will be talking about you the same way you're talking about the previous owners to you. IOW, I would not fill them w/concrete! Can you just use them and maybe create a new pasture for future use? If not, I'd just use dirt to fill them in. You could place an add in craigs list that you're seeking one load of clean fill dirt and hopefully some construction company will have a truck load they wish to get rid of. Or just buy a load.
     
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  6. May 12, 2017
    Dpenning

    Dpenning Chillin' with the herd

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    Having bought a property with lots of old fencing that had to come down, those folks did a huge amount of work. It is a shame they couldn't channel that energy into doing something that would have kept them out of foreclosure!