Guys I am going to move the Friday show to Monday and the Monday show to Tuesday next week. After traveling this week I am way behind, between grading PermaEthos projects, the travel and getting GenForward to the next level I am just warn out.
It is also the case that lot of my projects and planing on the homestead are falling behind so today I will combine the two in this episode.
As I am moving from a chicken based system to a duck based system I have a need to divide my 3 acre property into a minimum of 3 one acre paddocks for effective management of forage and vegetation control. Based on one existing cross fence this can be accomplished with two simple fences on the other two acres. Both running to buildings which highly reduce the amount of fencing require.
Of course one of my major challenges is the rock on the property. I also don’t really want two big ugly permanent fences bisecting my property. My solution is to put in simple cheap low temporary fencing based on my cinder block and concrete design. Install a few gates and then plant a productive hedge row along the same path. In 2-3 years the hedge rows should be more than adequate to control ducks.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- How I came to this solution
- Why it might or might not be right for you
- Why I feel my solution will require irrigation
- The keys to making this type of system financially viable
- Fast growing
- Appropriate technology
- Cheap plants (cuttings, seed or very cheap seedlings)
- Understanding productive
- Food production
- Fuel production
- Fodder production
- Soil building
- Wind blocking
- Cost effective
- Wildlife Habitat
- Some species that might work well for such a fencing system
- Goji Berry
- Rosa Rugusa
- Hazle Nuts
- Osage Orange
- Black Locust
- Autumn Olive
- Tea (Camellia)
- Some other plants to consider with some limitations
- Cane fruits (black and raspberry)
- Final Thoughts
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