It’s easier to find hens’ teeth than an expert in fencing

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I realised this week that it’s easier to find hens’ teeth than someone who can erect a fence.

If you want guaranteed work, go into fencing as there are clearly not enough of these people to go round.

Even a visit to the DIY store shows a total lack of fencing.

We inherited a rather dilapidated garden fence. It’s 100ft long and has more gaps in it than the Brazilian football team’s defence.

As quickly as I fill these gaps with pieces of wood, or David Luizes as we call them, a badger or fox opens up a new one.

Our Jack Russell Ruby loves this and disappears for hours on end.

Fencing experts, your country needs you!