HomesteadingChoosing Homestead Fencing Depending on Purpose

Choosing Homestead Fencing Depending on Purpose

Choosing homestead fencing depending on purpose, a guide to help you decide. A fence installed around a farm or a piece of land indicates that someone owns the property.

Thus, it only makes sense for farmers to build a fence around their land to create a sense of ownership and avoid disputes about the boundary.  According to Michael J. Ssali, a strong fence surrounding a farm helps keep out stray animals, thieves, and intruders. Typically, fences are installed on a farm depending on the agricultural activities done on it. For instance, farmers may install fences in their farms to separate grazing land from crop fields.

Choosing Homestead Fencing Depending on Purpose

This type of fencing is very common for those people practicing mixed farming. It is also natural to construct fences to help with strip grazing. In strip grazing, animals graze in one area for several weeks then transferred to a different spot where grass is left to grow. Strip grazing ensures that overgrazing doesn’t happen.

Fences can also come in handy for confiding sick animals in a specific area to prevent the infections from getting transferred to the healthy ones. But, the efficacy of fences will always depend on the type of materials used for constructing them. Most farmers find it much easier and more convenient to use the so-called living fences.

With this form of fencing, they plant some hedging shrubs as well as other kinds of local plants around their plots. Once left to grow taller, they serve as effective windbreaks and at the same time, protect the entire farm from wind and soil erosion.

There are also farmers who use wire mess, chain link, and barbed wire that are all effective in keeping intruders off the property and controlling the animals.
If you want to learn more about the different farm fencing options available, Sarah at The Free Range Life shares some helpful information so you can choose the right fence for your farm.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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