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Railroad tie structure notes

spud bar in actionThese railroad ties were in pretty bad shape when we got them 5 years ago.

Two of them broke off at ground level while I was working on digging them out.

Not the best option for making such a tower, but a whole lot cheaper than buying new lumber. I remember paying 5 bucks apiece for these from a guy who owns a junk yard.

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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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