[Market-farming] Wow

clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com
Sat Aug 17 15:29:11 EDT 2013

Hmmm...4 strands at 4" spacings?  I was given a bunch of 2" horse tape, so I'm thinking I might be able to go a little closer to the ground and end up a little higher.  Or do three tapes at 4, 10 and 16 at the bottom of each tape? Still would be 4" between each tape.

Kurt Forman
Clearview Farm
Palmyra, NY 14522
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

--- barkingcatfarm at mindspring.com wrote:

From: Barking Cat Farm <barkingcatfarm at mindspring.com>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Wow
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:24:29 -0500

>From our experience, which includes raccoons going after our melons, 6" and 12" strands alone will not keep them out.  They are quite the acrobats.  We first tried with 4", 8", and 12".  The bigger ones were able to get over the 12" without touching it (the next one up was at 24" for deer).  Either that, or one was standing on another's shoulders to climb through unscathed.  We had to add one at 16", which seems to have stopped them for now.  This has been working for over 5 years.  _However_, we currently have 100' of melons sizing up and no doubt the fence will be tested by all the melon lovers who live in our forest, so we'll have to get back to you on how this crop fares.

On Aug 16, 2013, at 9:47 PMAug/16/13, <clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com> <clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com> wrote:

> Well, I have a question.   How are folks keeping raccoons out of their sweet corn, particularly fencewise?  I read an article that recommended two wires at 6 and 12" from the ground.   Are two necessary?  I have late planted corn that is about two weeks away from being ready.  Anyone use dog hair on the ground with success?

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