September 1, 2021

Replacing Timeworn Fence Posts

It takes a lot of work to maintain the fencing here at my Bedford, New York farm.

The pasture fencing is made from 100-year-old white spruce railings. I purchased all the antique railings from Canada and when the fences were built here we used new cedar uprights to support them. A number of posts have deteriorated over the years and need replacing. Pete Sherpa and Fernando Ferrari, longtime members of my outdoor grounds crew, began replacing them last summer. It's a tedious process and has to be done by hand so as not to disturb or damage the antique wood. The duo is at it again this week and doing an excellent job.

Here are some photos, enjoy.