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Fences

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday October 22, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s hard to imagine a homestead farm without fences.  There are so many different husbandry projects happening at once—pigs, chickens, sheep, ducks, turkeys, gardens, cows, crops, etc.!  If the pigs were in the squash patch, the chickens in with...

Penning animals

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday July 04, 2011   -   By Mary

Keeping your animals (or someone else’s) on the correct side of the fence can be quite a challenge.   Some kinds of animals are easier to fence in (or out), and some are very difficult.   Within a species, some individuals are more determined to...

Good Neighbors and Pigs

Blog: Kelvin Grove Farm   -   Friday December 18, 2009   -   By Smiokey Joe

Robert Frost once said that good fences make good neighbors; obviously he never raised pigs.  At midnight our phone rang.  It was our neighbor M. and he'd found our pig lying in his horse pasture.  Tim and Peggie sprung from the bed and...

I know where the goats are!

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday October 20, 2009   -   By Emily

Since summer is fading and winter is on its way, lots of plant life is heading into its dormant state.  This includes the grasses in the pasture, so at this point in the year, the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence.  Some of the...

Progress On the Farm...Before and After Shots

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday January 30, 2009   -   By Chris

So here are some photos of our farm just before we moved in.  These were taken by my wife and our friend Jeff, who checked out the farm when it was for sale.  These photos (actually, mention of the barn!) was all it took to convince me to buy the...


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