Tuesday, March 20, 2007


One of the biggest parts of getting our place ready for sheep is the fencing. The sheep need to be safely fenced in of course. When we bought our place, the fencing was in disrepair to say the least. Held together by twine in places, holes, bent, not on the property lines...

It looked like this ^.

So we began working on new fencing. Taking down the old, salvaging what we can for other uses, and putting up new woven wire sheep fencing around the property. We will also need to do internal fences, but this is another task.

And here you can see the old vs. the new. The new is very sturdy. Fencing isn't cheap either. Even installing the majority of this ourselves (which is a lot of work....) this stuff cost a pretty penny! Luckily, once it's up, with maintenance, we won't ever need to do this again.


At 9:08 AM, Blogger spinndiva said...

WOHOOOOO here come the sheepies!!!
I can imagine it costing quite a bit and that is is some work ! but it does look great! Good job!

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

We had to fence the first place we had for the sheep and goats. Only 5 acres but it damn near killed me, so I can imagine just how hard you've worked on your fencing!

How long until the sheep arrive?

At 1:32 AM, Blogger Guro said...

Wow, that picture of the old fence brought back some lovely sheepy childhood memories. My Gran had a farm and sheep. I remember walking along the fence and picking up small fluffy pieces of wool that had got stuck when the sheep were eating grass through the fence (always greener, you know). I'd smell the wool, stroke it on my chin and save it in my pocket. Hope the new kind of fencing get those lovely fluffies too.

You did a great job! Lucky sheep with brand new fence:)

At 5:58 AM, Blogger Batty said...

Happy sheep! They'll have a happy home behind the fence, and we'll get sheep pictures soon!

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Magatha said...

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At 5:42 PM, Blogger Magatha said...

It is shocking how expensive something simple like fencing can be. But I've been shocked about building materials ever since the first house. Good Job! Now all your animals and humans have a 'home' and are safer from what lies outside the fencing,the wild things and neighbors!

Good fences make good neighbors~ Frost


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