I'm a city girl trying to have a farm, so I need lots of help. I am building a fence. It will have to contain both meat goats and pigs. I'm planning on using Red Brand Goat Fence off the ground about 2 inches. With a strand of barb wire 1 inch from the ground. Will probably put a strand on the top too. I'm trying to save some money as we are going to try to slowly fence 5 acres into sever padocks. We have found old telephone poles to use as corners. But the line posts are pretty expensive nowadays. We have lots of woods on the 5 acres so plenty of hardwood trees. We are thinking about running a line of hot wire inside the fence to help keep the animals off it. But worry about trees and what not breaking the line if they fall. Can we use live or fresh cut trees to staple the fence to? What diameter do you recommend? Is there anything we have to do to preserve the wood? Is there any type of tree that we shouldn't use? We have an old tractor auger to dig the holes (if it still works). Thank you so much!