Fences, Sheds & Barns

Best Barns, Chicken Coops, and Hutches for Homesteads
November 30, 2020 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Building the best barns, chicken coops, hutches, and other shelters adds value to your homesteading land. How do you know what to pick for housing your animals?

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DIY Fence Installation and Maintenance on the Homestead

When building a new fence, you need to consider whether to go with DIY fence installation or hire it to be done. Probably the most crucial part of fence maintenance is whether the fence was put up well, with quality materials.

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The Shocking Truth About Electric Fencing for Sheep

People have mixed feelings about the use of electric fencing for sheep and other livestock. For people unfamiliar with them, the word “electric fence” conjures up images of a well-done corpse hanging off a prison fence.

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Quick Tips For Fixing Metal and Wooden Gates

Keeping metal and wooden gates in good repair can sometimes be a challenge, but is an important part of homesteading today. A sagging or broken gate can be a chore to open and shut, and may also tempt an animal to jump, lean over or crawl through, possibly injuring itself in the process— or getting out on a road or into a neighbor’s place.

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7 Things to Consider for Insulated Sheds
October 29, 2020 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

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

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Snow Fence Installation

A snow fence can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. There are a few simple rules to follow, but a lot of choice when it comes to your unique circumstances.

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Cheap Fencing Ideas for the Homestead
October 11, 2020 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

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 job.

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Selecting Hay for Cattle

During winter, drought or any other times that animals do not have adequate pasture, hay is the mainstay of diet for cattle.

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Cattle Shed Design for a Small Herd
October 1, 2020 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

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 coast or some other busy area of the world.

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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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Proper Fence Post Depth to Build Strong Fences
September 4, 2020 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

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 simple as sinking a post in the ground and moving on to the next post.

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H-brace Construction For Your Permanent Fence Line

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. Whether you’re planning fencing for chickens or cattle, H-brace construction is an important part of the permanent fencing process.

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How to Build a Foundation for a Shed

Knowing how to build a foundation for a shed is the all-important first step of adding barn space to your farm or homestead. Laying a strong foundation for any project is key to the longevity of the structure, regardless of construction type.

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Installing Fence Posts and Keeping Them Secure

Corner and brace assemblies are fundamental for installing fence posts and fencing that lasts. A sound fence starts with quality materials and careful attention to fencing installation techniques.

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Nominate a Homesteader for the I Am Countryside Feature

Add to Favorites Know a homesteader who inspires others? Want to see them featured in Countryside & Small Stock Journal? Send a note and have them fill out the questionnaire below …

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