Capital Investment

The Open-Farmers got to see our latest capital investment at the farm, the first installment of interior permanent fencing which replaces the electric wire system that we have used from our inception. We learned that electric wire works OK in a normal year but the cattle are undeterred by the mild shock when they are hungry for something green and see it on the other side of the wire.

We decided to double down on the fencing and went with hog wire instead of barbed wire. Hog wire will keep the coyotes off of our laying hens and allow us to get back to growing our own eggs after our flock was decimated by the predators. The plus to that is the wonderful fertilizing effect of chicken poop on our grazing lanes. The plus-2 is that it just seems more like a farm when you have hens at work. They are so entertaining with their industriousness and joy for life.

JVF