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Fencing a farm is a time consuming, expensive, never ending project. If you're buying country property, pay serious attention to the fencing—or lack of it. Our fencing leaves a lot to be desired—and that's after 20 years of working on it.
Much of our property isn't fenced at all, and most of the fencing we do have is either falling down or not good enough for sheep (before my sheep and I moved in 11 years ago, Joe raised hogs and cattle). We would love to cross fence the heck out of our pens and pastures, and we would really love to fence the entire 3½ mile perimeter of our 240 acres—most of which is on wooded, sloped terrain—but we both know that's a dream that will probably never become a reality.
But thanks to 10 strands of barbed wire and a large outlay of cash three years ago, our entire 16-acre front field, which is one of our main grazing pastures, is now totally secure. It'll never pay for itself, but the peace of mind those thousands of dollars bought is priceless.
Because it's deer season, and because not every hunter can tell a donkey or a sheep from a deer, we have all the sheep and donkeys—except the three rams and Teddy, my giant pet wether who is keeping our youngest ram company—out in the front field. Between the fencing and the guard dogs, everybody should be safe.
Well, except for the moles that is.
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