Fences, Sheds & Barns

7 Things to Consider for Insulated Sheds
October 27, 2021 · · 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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Cheap Fencing Ideas for the Homestead
October 5, 2021 · · 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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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? Nominate them (or yourself!) and we’ll tell their story in the …

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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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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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How to Build Durable Pipe Corrals

It’s important to know how to build pipe corrals because of the availability of material and, if done correctly, it will only need to be done once in a lifetime.

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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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Remote Simplifies DIY Electric Fence Maintenance
February 3, 2021 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

One morning when my husband and I went out to feed and milk our Nubian goats, we were horrified to discover the bucks paying an unscheduled visit to the does.

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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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How to Build a Goat Barn Using a Prefab Shed

Add to Favorites Goat barns are essential if you raise goats, regardless of what sort of climate you reside in. When I was big into dairy goats, my family had …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Fencing Guide Flip Book

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Fencing For Creatures Great And Small

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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