A fence is only as strong as its posts. When building a fence, the posts are the foundation, so it’s essential to think about each fence post’s size, spacing, and depth as you plan your space. As a general rule, fence posts should be 8 to 12 feet apart and placed at least two feet deep or one-third of the total post height, with a base of soil, gravel, or concrete. Let’s take a closer look at how to set fence posts for a strong, sturdy fence.
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An electric fence is a very valuable tool on the farm. It keeps your animals safely contained in their enclosure, while also keeping wild animals far away from your property. It’s durable, reliable, and surprisingly easy to maintain, which makes electric fencing very popular with busy farmers and homesteaders.
However, even the best electric fence will need repairs once in a while — and when that day comes, you need to know what to do. Here are a few tips you can use to safely, quickly, and effectively repair your electric fence.
Goats Present Unique Fencing Challenges
Goats are notorious escape artists, maybe more so than any other farm animal. They are naturally inquisitive and mischievous animals and will try to remove, climb over or get around any obstacle in the way. Their determination to push boundaries makes protecting goats a huge challenge. A secure enclosure is essential in order to keep them safe from themselves as well as from predators.