And maybe a spell checker.... At any rate, I have a few questions for anyone who can help me. I am in the process of putting of fencing and building a roundpen from the ground up. I have never really paid much attention to how much materials I needed or used because I have an existing perimeter fence and therefore I never really paid attention because all I did was repair it when needed. WELL, now I am in the process of tearing down all the old barbed wire and cattle mesh and I am going to put up a combo vinyl/coated wire horse fence for the perimeter and I will also be building a round pen as well as a new paddock. Thing is, I suck at measurements and math. I have been outta school for too long to remember anything it seems. Square feet I understand, BUT, linear measurements I don't. Are they the same thing? If not, how to you know which to use? How do you deterimine how much material you need to perimeter fencing? Do you change a per acre measurement into feet? Also, when building a round pen that will be 40 feet in radius, how do you determine how many feet of fencing/planks you need to go all the way around because it seems to be 40 feet measured with a tape measure wouldn't be enough, would it?(See how incredibly STUPID I am?) Is any of this making any sense? I could probably just go check out a book or something but I would rather have some one explain it to me in terms I UNDERSTAND. Math books and I don't have a well running history together. Anyone? Anyone? Any help would be nice. And please don't tell me to have someone else do it. I want to know how myself. The construction part is a breeze to me, it's the planning that I screw up. Thanks ya'll!