[Homestead] Hedge rows
waltonrp at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 20:40:23 EDT 2010
I guess you'd call it hedge rows. Here's what I'm thinking, maybe you
can help me think this through:
I've got a big hayfield in the front of my property. Maybe it's 5-6
acres or so. I've run a temporary fence over an care of it for the
cows. It's a straight line between me and the neighbor, maybe 500 -
600 feet. No trees in the field, except on one side. My problem with
dividing this up into pasture is the lack of trees except on one side.
I can't fence cows out in the sun. If I use the trees on the one side,
it would make some really long, narrow pastures.
So today I was thinking about when I put up field fence between my
field and the neighbor, to put the fence in a little and plant a line
of trees up that side. It's the south side, so the shade would be in
the right place for animals.
The other idea would be to just fence off some oasis(es), and plant
trees there so that each division would have some treed area for
I've got some black locust trees to transplant here, what other trees
would be fast growing and livestock safe? I can, of course, throw in
some acorns, but me and the cows might be dead before we sit in that
Rob - Va
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