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High Tensile Fencing Knots

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Last week Greg Judy shared a couple of videos showing how he sets up effective, economical fencing using high-tensile wire. To make your own set-up easier, here are instructions for the wire knots to make the fence as strong as it can be.

These instructional videos come to us from Tim Thompson, an Agriculture teacher from Australia who makes a new farm skill how-to video each week. He adds, “I am also a middle aged bloke that believes in having a crack at new adventures from time to time!”  You can see more of Tim’s videos here.

First, here’s the knot for attaching a wire to a post.

Now, here’s the knot for connecting the end of one roll of wire to the beginning of the next. It’s a knot that only gets stronger as you increase the tension on the fence.

Finally, here’s the strainer knot, used when you putting tension into the wires. Doing it Tim’s way means you don’t have to spend extra money on other tools and crimpers.

This is just one example of what I call “Things Farmers Never Tell You.” If you have a tip or instructions for doing something that makes life easier, more efficient, and/or saves money, let me know! I’m collecting these to share with the On Pasture community.


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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

1 Comment

  1. Michael Hipp says:

    Awesome videos. I had never seen any of that before.

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