My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Fencing is EXPENSIVE!

I'm still getting estimates for our fence but boy howdy... I don't know what we're going to do. The estimates range from $4,200 to $11,000 ... just for 1200 linear feet. It's not like we want chain link or cedar post-and-slats or privacy so geez, what on earth are we gonna do? I was hoping it would come in around $2,000. Still expect several more fencing estimates to come in... today and tomorrow

Went online to to price supplies as if we could do it ourselves. Still comes to close to $1,800 for just supplies, not even getting help with the labor.

Perhaps we should plant our windbreak and save up to have the fence installed next year. Or just do the back part so we will know where our property line is when we plow up to plant corn.

I can't think.

Too much wind.... and Hubby and I are arguing. About what? What we always argue about.... the Kid.

Anyway, I'd love your input ... wanted the fence to keep out foxes and such and so we can allow our goats, chickens and dogs to run free when we're out there with them. But it's more important to get the windbreak planted. Right? Or perhaps someone might have a cheap solution to our fencing problem. Hint hint.


Trashdigger said...

the goats and chickens will be safe in the pens you create for them. The dog wont worry abut right now. As for foxes use a 22 to put meat on the table for winter.

DayPhoto said...

I agree with trashdigger. Pens and corrals are the way to go.


Trashdigger said...

At least at the beginning of your 'steading, use pens and corrals