Ok, you all helped me get this far. I couldn't have done it without ya. Here's my plan for fencing in our 6 acres...about 2000' perimeter. I need some more information to get this finalized so I can order everything. I'm going to use 7-8' T-posts at the corners and gates....and drive them as deep as I can...maybe 1.5-2'. I'll either use wire diagonal bracing as Uncle Will recommended or else I'll use the wedgeloc for bracing. For inline posts I'm going to use 3/8" rebar as Oxankle recommended, spaced every 15'. I'll use the round post insulators. This will be 4 strand spaced every 9" for my goats. Later when we get a horse, I'm thinking I'll add something more visible along the top, such as polytape. I may even replace one other smooth wire with polytape. That brings me to my questions: 1) If I use the wedgeloc for bracing, do I use a t-post for the diagonal piece? 2) Is there an advantage to using the wire as bracing, other than lower cost? 3) Which color of insulator is the best? 4) What size controller do I need? What brand is best? My utility rod is right by the power supply. I know you aren't supposed to put the ground system for the electric fence within 50' of any utility rods. So that means I'll have to run power to the charger 50' away, correct? Would I be better off using a battery operated charger? 5) How far should I space the inline posts? I got several different answers to this last time. I think it depends on the kind of wire I use, right? 6) What kind of wire? I'm trying to decide between 15-17 gauge Aluminum or 14-17 gauge Galvanized? Aluminum doesn't require splicing tools, splicing parts, or a dispensing reel, correct? Aluminum is more visible, but also easier to break by jumping deer. Of course, my fence height will only be 3' tall now, and later when we add a horse, it'll be topped by polytape making it easier for the deer to see the height. If I use aluminum, what kind of ground rods do I use? Stainless Steel? If I use galvanized, won't the deer just knock down a large section of the fence rather than making a hole? I'm not sure which is worse, actually.