|A shed row barn can be less expensive to have built and can house horses, goats, alpacas, chickens or ducks, or dogs. Consider your alternatives carefully.|
In difficult times, those of us who have the space may need to grow food or keep different types of animals for different reasons. Chickens produce eggs, and can be used for meat. Rabbits can be raised for meat. Goats can provide milk, cheese, or meat, depending upon the variety. Horses can be transportation either through being ridden themselves, or by pulling a cart. Horses, donkeys, and other animals can also pull certain types of plows. A horse or a donkey can also make it possible to patrol a property almost silently, which is something a vehicle simply cannot do. A Shetland pony can be a great pack animal and can walk a great distance with you the operator holding a lead line. Some alpacas and some llamas can also be sure footed pack animals depending upon what you need to carry.
For this reason I want to review some thing:
This is one of my earlier posts on fencing for animals and security:
A fencing alternative:
Corral panels as fencing, both for fencing post evacuations and if anchored, for regular use:
This is a post on different types of augers which can make the fence post setting part of the task of fencing, much easier:
My posts on gates:
On housing chickens:
The very best security system to your home and for your property is a dog or dogs. They also, when selected carefully and given some training, can be excellent guards for certain livestock.
These are posts on dogs and on dog housing:
Prior posts of mine on the subjects of kennel construction can be found at:
|Most of us will never know the loyalty a dog shows us, from another human being.|
My posts on dogs:
Animals not only can help us to feed our families and to keep us alive, but they can help provide security, and in some cases, they can rescue us. They also can be remarkable family members who can help us to understand many of God's lessons concerning loyalty, unconditional love, and devotion which are so well modeled by them.
Cats can be very helpful in terms of keeping vermin down, especially on farms.
Don't wait too long before considering the role of animals in your life, and considering housing for them.
Make room for whatever animals have a place in your own life. Thanks for reading !