Hi Chris, I had the same questions about building a fence , whether to use a post hole digger to set my posts in, to use concrete and the stone. Luckily for me I have a neighbor who put up a fence oh about 25 years ago only using metal post spikes (sold at Home Depot). You pound these spikes into the ground , then put the posts in and tighten the bolts. I would say it took us about 3 weekends to put up the fence. Now and again I have to tighten some of the bolts only because I bang it with the Lawnmower. Hope this helps.