I’m going to put in a fence myself and need some advice from those who have done it before out in the country. I’ll have ~2 acres to fence (+2 driveway gates) way out in the country. What is the fencing that is both easiest on the body to install oneself as well as is kind to one’s wallet. I had originally wanted to do some basic treated 6x6 posts with some 2x6’s across but that will prove to be pretty expensive. I’d like to be able to keep the dog(s) in and the hogs / etc out. (understanding deer jump up to 8ft so not worried about deer) Woven or welded wire seems to be an inexpensive option, however the thought about having to stretch it myself seems like a lot of trouble. Someone tell me I’m over-thinking or overreacting to it. Chain link sounds both expensive and like trouble–again with the stretching. Barbed wire while the ultimate cheap option isn’t something I may want or that would ultimately prevent the dog(s) from getting out.
So, after spending a ton of time looking at fencing company’s websites, lowes and other stores (tractor supply, etc) I’m not any closer to a decision. That’s where you people come in.