Fences for Pasture & Garden

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Storey Publishing, 1992 - Gardening - 154 pages
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A Well-Made Fence Brings Peace of Mind

If you keep livestock or tend a garden that's vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But with all of the new options available today -- and the many challenges posed by terrain, weather, and predators -- it's often hard to determine what type of fence meets your needs. That's why Gail Damerow has written this practical, easy-to-use guide to selecting, planning, and building fences that work.

Filled with sound, up-to-date advice and instruction, Fences for Pasture & Garden makes fence-building a task anyone can tackle with confidence. The author weighs the pros and cons of various fence systems -- from traditional fences to the latest technology -- and helps you select the best one for your needs. Helpful suggestions for planning the fence ensure maximum efficiency of labor and materials. And complete, generously illustrated directions show you how to build wire fences, rail fences, electric fences, high-tension fences, temporary fences, woven fences, snow fences, gates, trellises, and more.

From alarm systems to zoning laws, this book covers it all. If there's a fence in your future, don't waste time and money on an ineffective system. Make it one you can rely on by first reading "Fences for Pasture & Garden."

 

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Contents

1 Planning Your Fence
1
2 All about Posts
9
3 Laying the Foundation
23
4 Setting Posts
37
5 Fence Wire
47
6 Wire Fences
57
7 Selecting an Energizer
67
8 Installing an Energizer
75
11 Woven Fences
110
12 Rail Fences
121
13 Gates
130
Glossary
142
Conversions metric
146
Suppliers
147
Select Bibliography
149
Index
150

9 Electrified Fences
88
10 Temporary Fences
101

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About the author (1992)

Gail Damerow, author of The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry,Countryside,nbsp;and Rural Heritagenbsp;magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.nbsp; nbsp;

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