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DIY electric fence wire holder

Easy, low budget, DIY wire holder


Our first roll of electric wire lasted years, and all that time I was unrolling it wrong.

I started out thinking a 2x4 frame with a handle would work as a holder for today's brand new roll. I was low on scrap wood, but got inspired when I saw an empty bucket in the garden.

It can also be used to carry wire cutters and the mini-sledge hammer.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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