First make a bunch of fence posts by chopping off the top of old vine posts from the last vineyard you displaced.
You chop off the tops because otherwise the posts are too long and the cows like to scratch on them.
Bruce the saw and a pile of post tops. The fun here is making sure the saw blade misses all the old nails that are still in the wood. The wood itself is called Acacia and is very long-lasting in the soil. These posts were probably in their vineyard for thirty years or more.
Now any posts still with a vague point get a second life as a fence post. This is one I’ve wired up to be one side of a simple wire gate with screw-in metal thingies to anchor the wire and insulate from the post.
After using these for a while I am not so hot on them. Under cow pressure we’ve had the plastic piece pop out of the screw and short out the fence. For the vast majority of the posts I use the old-school ceramic insulators.
This fence was done a little wire ago. It is on the farm perimeter. We use two galvanized steel wires and fence posts around five paces apart for the perimeter, although because of hard spots in the soil the spacings end up irregular. I like it like that.
I’ve seen some amazing fencing online but this seems to have work for our herd. We’ve had fencing issues from short, weak old posts that break, and from metal t-posts that just get pushed over through the clay soil but not with these big vine posts. Yet.