the way our 'hood lays out I don't have to worry to much about anything other than rabbits and dogs... and my dogs LOVE to take care of the rabbits. My posts are 5' and I drove them 2' deep to fit the 36" wire fence. I hope to upgrade in the future to something more stable but this should get us started.
Mother nature was smiling on me today. It was supposed to start raining at noon today yet the rain held about an hour west of here (Daniel's area) from last night till today at 6pm. Perfect since I was tilling and planting garden from 8am to 5pm. I set the last sunflower seed in dirt, cleaned up my mess, scrubbed my face to take the family out to dinner and it started sprinkling... It's been a good soaking steady rain ever since.
Three types of corn, edamame, swiss chard, broccoli, cabage, green beans, nasturtium, two types of squash, carrots, and sunflowers are in dirt.