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You can make it right again
Time and gravity have undesirable effects on form, whether you're a human being or a suspended slab of wood. No matter how well you and your fence gate are built, you're both going to sag...
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The electric fence energizer is only as effective as the grounding system that’s installed with it
When an electric fence is installed right, the shock it delivers is very effective in keeping predators out and livestock in. But, if the fence isn’t properly grounded, the electrical circuit...
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If the picket fencing is made of wood, expect some maintenance from time-to-time. Adding a new coat of paint and checking for decay will increase the longevity of the fence.
Radio interview source: Chad Hoover, President, Hoover Fence Co. Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   A picket fence is a wonderful way to mark property lines and...
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If you're having issues keeping your livestock penned in, it might be time to consider electric fencing. Here are some basics to get you started.
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Nobody knows more about fixing fences than farmers! These reader tips from our sister publication, Successful Farming magazine, will come in handy on the acreage, too.
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Electric fencing may be the most important tool a livestock producer has for managing animals ... if it's used correctly.
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Fences have their place on an acreage and so do trees, but sometimes having both doesn't work. There are circumstances when you'll have to choose which one stays. Radio interview source:...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program
Wood fences are both attractive and practical, but they do require regular maintenance. Autumn is a great time of year to get in the habit of checking your fence to make sure it's in top...
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Building a fence isn't as difficult with the right tools
Listen to the radio story mp3 Whether you want to help contain livestock or simply provide a clear definition of your property boundaries, building a fence isn't as difficult as you might think...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Posts are the foundation Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Mark Mellow, owner, Tahoe Fence It takes some planning to hang a fence gate. My husband...

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