Choosing the Best Fencing for Your Homestead (Video)

Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “What kind of fencing would be best for a homestead?”

Fencing is effective in two particular ways. A fence can be a physical barrier or it can be a psychological barrier, but the best kind of fence serves both purposes. An example of a physical barrier would be a 12-foot tall fence that keeps cattle in. An example of a psychological barrier would be a high-charged electric fence that might be a single wire, but after one or two times of getting shocked the animals would avoid it. So, when deciding which option would be best for you and your homestead, consider what you are trying to keep in and what you are trying to keep out.


Here at GRIT Magazine, we are passionate about rural American know-how and helping people learn more about creating the self-sufficient lives they want. Check out Videos from GRIT to see more from our editors.

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