After years of waiting, I picked up a Stihl BT 121 auger on the way home from the airport. Bringing one of my busiest jobs on the farm into the 20th century.

I'd previously used a sledgehammer with sharpened poles, a modest hand auger and borrowed my neighbours and their tractor-powered pole drivers but now I have this baby:

Augers through the years

In the time it would take me to do one pole previously, I got 15 done and 30 for the day. A productivity gain worth blogging about.


Not sure what fencing in the 21st century looks like but I'm glad I've made it to the 20th century :-)