My house is built up on a hill overlooking a wooded area and large lake.
The view is truly spectacular.
I really enjoy sitting on our back deck and watching for rabbits, deer, squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, foxes and different species of birds. There are often boaters, jet skiers and fishermen out on the lake. While the elevation of the house offers some wonderful benefits, it also creates some problems. Mowing a hilly lawn is not a lot of fun. Plowing the driveway in the winter is difficult and we need four-wheel-drive vehicles to avoid getting stuck. Even walking down the driveway to get the mail gets tiring. When we first moved in, I was determined to have a fence installed around the property. I wanted the added security and knew that a fence would contribute to curb appeal and the value of the home. I watched some youtube videos online, read a few home improvement blogs and thought that I could manage the installation of the fence on my own. I hoped to save money by handling the project without hiring professionals. I bought all of the materials and then got into trouble. I lacked the special tools and equipment to combat the uneven and hard ground. I couldn’t get the posts far enough into the ground or manage to install them straight. I struggled for several days before finally hiring a fencing company. They were able to use my materials and provide the labor. With a crew of licensed contractors and specialized equipment, they had the fence installed in a single weekend.