Fences, Sheds & Barns

Build Your Own Greenhouse the Easy Way

By Benjamin Hoffman – Have you ever wanted to build your own greenhouse? I was interested in learning how to build a greenhouse to do some raised bed gardening on my …

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How to Build a Cattle Panel Hoop House

By Julie Harrell, New York, Zone 5B My cattle panel hoop house is a community gathering place. Recently, my sweet neighbor of almost 20 years and soul sister Laura French …

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Go Green with Sedum Roofs
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Having a sedum roof or other live plants growing purposefully on your barn, coop or dwelling has many advantages. In addition to being aesthetic, these living roofs can help reduce …

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Turning Two Outbuildings into a Cheap Metal Shed

Romie Holl – On my property, there were two metal structures that I wanted to combine into one cheap metal shed. One was an 18 x 22 garage, the other was …

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Cheap Fencing Ideas for the Homestead
February 26, 2019 . · 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. We have …

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Homestead Security May Include Estate Fencing
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Estate fencing is on the rise in the off-grid community. You’re using an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, or your own generator. You’ve removed yourself from the grid. It’s …

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Best Barns, Chicken Coops, and Hutches for Homesteads
February 26, 2019 . · 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? With so many …

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

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 noticed that the …

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The Shocking Truth About Electric Fencing for Sheep

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” conjures up images …

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Cattle Shed Design for a Small Herd
February 26, 2019 . · 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 …

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Homestead Fencing For Your Garden
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

When it comes to protecting your garden from being consumed by the local wildlife, homestead fencing options are numerous. We’ve always been DIY fence installation people when it came to …

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How a British Family Constructed Their Own Root Cellar

By Susie Kearley – In Buckinghamshire, England, Ali Freeman and her family, farm an impressive eight acre smallholding with a menagerie of animals and abundant vegetable plots. I went to meet …

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Choosing Electric Fencing for Horses
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Installing electric fencing for horses is probably one of the smartest decisions we’ve made on our homestead. The heart of owning a horse 101 is fencing. Without it, you have a …

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How to Make a Cheap Greenhouse

By Jay Rodgers – Two years ago I began to experiment with an idea that was spawned from the pages of Countryside and Small Stock Journal. Someone wrote an article detailing …

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How to Build a Foundation for a Shed
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

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 …

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