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Fences for all types of wildlife

publication date: Sep 1, 2015
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FencesOld-time farmers built fences to be horse high, hog tight, and bull strong. The ecology of farming has changed; we find that our vegetable fences need to be deer high, rabbit tight, and raccoon hot. Though we appreciate biodiversity, keeping wildlife from undercutting our harvests is essential. We have had ample opportunity to experiment with fencing styles, due to our use of several non-contiguous growing areas whose boundaries are dictated by geography and property lines. Here, we share some fencing strategies developed over eight years of experimentation on our diversified, wildlife-rich farm.


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