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Stitching two sections of fence together

Weaving two sections of fence together.

We used 16 gauge galvanized wire to stitch each section of our fence together.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I got lazy and used plastic ties on my chicken coop. Y'all fancy!
Comment by Eric Fri Jun 29 18:27:15 2018

Hiya, Anna & Mark- I've finally got some time (& internet service) again after building our house this past year. Last time I checked in, you were just about to move. Glad to see you're still at it and having fun (I hope.)

Mark- I see you're building fence good enough to keep deer AND buffalo out. If you ever need to expand or build another, consider what I did (we do get an occasional deer here in WI)- I planted a ft or two of pvc pipe in the ground, then stuck a smaller diameter 8 ft pvc pie into that as fence posts-- then hung bird netting around. Apparently the lite-wt netting isn't seen well by the deer and it scares them off when they feel it-- worked superbly for me.(also easy & inexpensive) I finally got to taste my own sweet corn!

I've also read that a perimeter planting of buck wheat keeps deer away, as does just laying weld wire fencing on the ground-- apparently they're creeped out by the feel of it on their hooves. Of course, the raccoons aren't impressed by this.

Comment by doc Fri Jun 29 20:37:42 2018





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