[Homestead] fencing (not the olympic sport)
roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com
Tue Dec 9 12:32:27 EST 2008
The new farmers hated osage and cut it all down if they could. there are still a few trees here and there and the neighbors thought i was nuts to want some on our land, lol.
black locust is also supposed to be excellent rot resistant posts.
i do know that in archaeological digs, they do find the charred remains of posts, so it must give it some resistance to decay and rot. the non-charred parts were never found. also, many fire pits are found in these parts, with old charcoal left in them. so charcoal does stick around for a long long time.
Roxann, NW AR
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