Fences, Sheds & Barns

Cattle Shed Design for a Small Herd
November 11, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites The lure of the wide open range and the romance of ranching may entice you to search cattle breeds and cattle shed design ideas. You live on the east …

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A DIY Mobile Sheep Shelter

Add to Favorites By Carole West – Do you really need a barn for small livestock? This was a question I pondered before we acquired sheep. I came to the realization …

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Is Your Livestock Barn at Risk for Fire?

No one wants to see their barn wrapped in flames. But that’s exactly what occurred at one of the oldest dairy farms in New York, when firefighters from 15 departments responded to the scene.

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7 Things to Consider for Insulated Sheds
October 13, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Sheds are used for all sorts of things nowadays. Many of these uses would make insulated sheds a necessity. Certain things, like electronics and specialty tools, store …

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Proper Fence Post Depth to Build Strong Fences
October 11, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Fence post depth, size, and anchoring systems can make or break your fence line. Despite what some people believe, making a long-lasting fence is not always as …

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The Shocking Truth About Electric Fencing for Sheep

Add to Favorites By John Kirchhoff – People have mixed feelings about the use of electric fencing for sheep and other livestock. For people unfamiliar with them, the word “electric fence” …

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Selecting Hay for Cattle

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas During winter, drought or any other times that animals do not have adequate pasture, hay is the mainstay of diet for cattle. Next to …

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How to Build Durable Pipe Corrals

Add to Favorites By Spencer Smith – It’s important to know how to build pipe corrals because of the availability of material and, if done correctly, it will only need to …

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H-brace Construction For Your Permanent Fence Line

Add to Favorites When homesteading or farming with livestock, fencing is arguably one of the most important considerations there are in regards to the containment and safety of your animals. …

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Cheap Fencing Ideas for the Homestead
August 15, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites With the rising costs of fencing materials, we’re always on the lookout for cheap fencing ideas. Fences don’t have to be complex or expensive to do the …

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How to Build a Goat Barn Using a Prefab Shed

Add to Favorites Goat barns are essential if you raise goats, regardless of what sort of climate you reside in. When I was big into dairy goats, my family had …

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How to Store Firewood: Try Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Racks

Add to Favorites By Ed McClearen, Fleetwood, North Carolina – One thing we have in abundance here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina is firewood. Last winter, we …

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Installing Fence Posts and Keeping Them Secure

Add to Favorites Corner and Brace Assemblies Corner and brace assemblies are fundamental for installing fence posts and fencing that lasts. A sound fence starts with quality materials and careful attention …

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DIY Fence Installation and Maintenance on the Homestead

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – When building a new fence, you need to consider whether to go with DIY fence installation or hire it to be done. Probably …

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5 Homestead Fencing Mistakes to Avoid

Add to Favorites No matter what project my husband and I decide to tackle, it nearly always comes down to the same thing: homestead fencing. Garden fencing to keep groundhogs and …

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