I've mentioned the barn yard that has yet to be completed. It has been an ongoing project of Herb's that has been a labor . . . just plain labor! After having hand dug 21 post holes (most of them 3' deep), setting the posts and wiring the supports diagonally for strength, he was finally ready to start stringing the wire.
That's the theory! The practice is a lot harder and takes some figuring out, but we did it. I say we, although my part was mainly cheerleading!
For the first run of fence, we wove re-bar through the end of the wire and attached the come-alongs to it. That method worked, but the re-bar bent from the tension so we kept experimenting.
And that is how come-alongs and our trusty Kubota tractor helped build the barnyard.