Fences, Sheds & Barns

Build an Inexpensive Hay Shed

By Heather Smith Thomas There are many ways to store hay and protect it from the weather, but some methods are more reliable than others. Some people put hay in …

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Selecting Hay for Cattle

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 pasture, good quality …

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Fencing For Creatures Great And Small

By Jeffery Goss, Jr., C.H., Missouri “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” — Song of Solomon 2:15 Having abundant …

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Deer Fencing Tips to Protect Wildlife and Gardens
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

If you homestead near wildlife, you may have only two options: good deer fencing or no garden. “What’s wrong with sharing your bounty?” I often hear newbie homesteaders say this. …

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Do It Yourself Privacy Fence Tips For Success
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

In suburban settings, a do it yourself privacy fence may be necessary to shield and protect you from those who live around you. They can also provide you with a …

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Livable Sheds: A Surprising Solution to Affordable Housing
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

In the spring of 2011, tornadoes ripped through west central Louisiana over the course of several days. These storms left hundreds homeless. A surprising solution was utilized by several people …

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7 Things to Consider for Insulated Sheds
February 26, 2019 · · 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 tools, store better when protected …

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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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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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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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