Wanted to get this last line of posts in before we headed back to base camp, so we were ready for the next stage in the morning, so put the big lights on for a bit of night fencing. In the summer months we prefer to fence at night to escape the outback heat.
One thing we love is when our internal ag fences meet up and we get to swing some gates. We take a lot of pride in making sure our gates are straight and stay that way for many years to come.
I seem to take plenty of sunset and sunrise photos, might have something to do with early starts and late finishes on the fence line. Either way, it’s always a pretty good start and end to the day and I don’t think you can beat an outback sunset or sunrise.
Looking forward to getting stuck into the next section – looks like a smooth run thanks to our top grader operators. The better the preparation, the easier the fencing job. Love these long straight runs.
Was great to finish off another long run at the end of the day. A few challenges in this exclusion fence with sandhills and deep gutters on the harder ridges. Not to mention numerous frosty starts. But winter days in the Queensland outback are pretty good going, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Decided to treat the team after finishing a long run of exclusion fence with a camp oven cut-out. One of the best parts about working in the Australian outback is the lifestyle. Doesn’t get much better than this.
Not the best day for fencing in southwest Queensland. Okay in the Cruiser cab though! It wasn’t the worst dust storm I’ve seen but I still decided to stay close to the shed and do maintenance for most of the day.
This is my Big Boy wire wagon. It makes the fencing job a whole lot quicker with these 300 kilogram rolls of Waratah pre-fab wire. Still on the wild dog fence in South West Queensland and enjoying being back in my old stomping ground. How about those big skies!
We’re getting our fair share of dust storms on the fence line. You can see them coming and once they hit visibility is a little challenging. Looks like these gates are going to have to wait for tomorrow.
The fencing material stockpile at this base camp is nearly done. Am a fair few kilometres into this fence but I haven’t scratched the surface yet. Being a man of few words I’m not one for writing long blog posts but I hope you are enjoying my outback fencing photos.
An overlay exclusion fence utilising the existing boundary fence. If you have a boundary fence in good order but need to keep the wild dogs out, an overlay is a good option. You use less posts and the fence has added strength.