The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Another year, another pasture

Fenceposts in wagon

We dismantled our final tree alley this week in preparation for building our fourth goat pasture. Although the idea was good, it matched up better with the animals I was used to pasturing when I conceived it --- chickens. Goats require so much more grazing area that it seems preferable to use our limited fencing supplies to enclose the largest possible square footage rather than separating out zones to protect woody perennials.

One more day of fence-post pulling and I should be ready for the fun part --- putting those cattle panels back up in a new arrangement!

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

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.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.