Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Livestock Fencing Workshop Report



High Ground Farm was awarded a Good Husbandry Grant, from Animal Welfare Approved, for predator control. As part of fence construction, we partnered with AWA to present a Free Livestock Fencing Workshop over 2 weekends in February. What a amazing group of talented people volunteered! We had farmers from all over North Carolina gather to learn about fencing, and work together to put up the fence. Instructor John Griffin was the "captain" as he taught the basics of a good fence: post hole driving, making the posts level and plumb, pulling the fencing with a come along, stapling technique, and hanging gates. At lunch everyone come to the farmhouse for a feast of home cooked and grown produce, breads, and deserts. It was a fine time!

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