Fencing

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Phil Williams: YouTube Capture

How to Setup a Moveable Electric Poultry Fence

Setting up fencing for pastured chicken containment
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4:23 PM

Using an electric fencing system for livestock and poultry containment can be an easy and effective way to pasture animals and protect against predation.  In the following video tutorial, you will learn the steps of setting up a moveable electric fence and some of the considerations when incorporating one into your homestead plan. » Read more

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Kevin Fogle, Urban Farm

Keeping Squirrels Out of Your Garden

A cheap way to protect your crops
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:34 PM

Some great tips and ways to help protect your garden from squirrels and other urban garden pests.

http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/blogs/garden-in-front/cheap-way-to-keep-squirrels-out-of-garden.aspx

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Phil Williams

How to Control Deer Damage on Fruit and Nut Trees

Protective measures to consider
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 8:42 AM

If you are planning a food forest, an orchard, or just a few fruit trees, it is a good idea to observe your site for evidence of deer. My wife & I live in a semi-rural area just outside of a small town. We have farms and single family homes around us. I really didn’t think much about the deer when I originally planted (50) fruit and nut trees out in my pasture. I knew they could be a problem, but I thought with the busy road and my neighbors around me, they would not be interested. I couldn’t have been more wrong about that! » Read more

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How to Install Raised Garden Beds

A 1-manpower project
Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:32 PM

If you've been intending to become a gardener but aren't quite sure yet how to get started, this how-to guide is for you.

It chronicles the steps that I successfully followed to put in my own garden this year, all while working hard on the PeakProsperity.com site and traveling frequently with Chris. From start to finish, it was a one-manpower project.

Hopefully this guide will give you the direction, inspiration, and confidence that you, too, can do this. » Read more

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Coyote Exclusions, Deterrents, and Repellents

Ways to keep the varmints away
Monday, March 25, 2013, 9:56 PM

A pdf summary of ways to deter coyotes and protect your property and livestock from these wild beasts.

http://castlepinesgov.com/safety/docs/2009/coyote_deterrents.pdf

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Solar Technology for Farming and Urban Gardening

Simple solar solutions for the farm and garden
Friday, March 22, 2013, 1:11 PM

Some interesting solutions for getting power to remote locations for heating, pumping, and other farm and garden needs.

http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/solar-technology-farming-and-urban-gardening.html

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5 Uses for Livestock Panels

More than just fencing, a flexible building material.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 7:13 PM

Livestock panels are a heavy gauge galvanized welded wire fencing material.  They are also commonly called "cattle","hog", or “sheep” panels.  They are almost a must have on any new farm or homestead.  They make the acquisition of livestock a much easier process and are an affordable option for smaller spaces. 

Their rigidness and ability to take abuse makes them idea for goats, pigs and other animals that have a tendency to stand on or lean against your fencing.   » Read more