We’re on top of a ridge too and my fencelines are never straight because I hit boulders and bedrock all the time. And I agree on the barbed wire – nasty stuff. I’ve gotten hung up in it more times than I care to remember. We don’t have any here and we never will. But yea, fencebuilding is one of those ongoing tasks. I’m working the budget this month to make room for the fence and fenceposts we need within the next few weeks. That’s always a cost I wish I could avoid. Alas, maybe I should go into tomato ranching. Tomatoes may not behave but they don’t tend to wander so far from home.