Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From Desert to Dessert

What do you do when your animals try to eat you out of house and home? You get Premier's Electric Netting. The netting is easy to set up, comes in either 82' of 164' lengths, and has variable power sources.

Here is a picture of the 9 volt dry cell battery that powers our fence. The battery is inexpensive and long lasting. A 12v rechargeable battery is also available as well as a solar panel.

Once the fence is set up (less than 10 minutes) the girls are now free to explore lush new grazing areas out away from their current over worked pasture.

The boys are happy to have an expanded front area that includes new areas of clover.

Killarney enjoys the grass in the open air, away from the overhanging trees. Sara (the border collie), two of the goats, and several of the sheep have been poked by the fence, and they have all gotten used to avoiding it. In time we may be able to not even power the fence as they will all have a healthy avoidance instinct built up.

Killarney is really dark and quite handsome. All three of our rams are unique, we really have to thank Ronda at Greener Pastures for providing us with such quality stock.

The grass is great, but the boys sometimes like "chewing down the forest".


  1. Nice addition. One of these days I hope we'll get one for our chickens so they can graze without fear of foxes and coons.

  2. Mary, Premier has a great web site and they advertise that their netting will even keep bears away....

  3. I have wild boars and monkeys invading my farm. Do you think the fencing will work to keep them out? Appreciate the link to the supplier, as I have tried other methods unsuccessfully. Thanks

  4. Nice fencing! We will have to look into this! We are in serious need of fences!

    Just last night my husband was mentioning that one of our neighbors is selling kids. But we need a fence before we even think about more animals!

  5. Grandpa, If the netting can keep bears away from honey hives and coyotes away from chickens then it should keep wild boars out. I don't know about monkeys as they can go over, but if they touch it they will stay away.

    Razzberry, I know of a few sheep and goat farmers that have only (mostly) electric netting. Here are a couple of links that highly recommend the netting; (,

    A solid perimeter fence is always preferable, but one could get by in the short to mid term.

  6. I'll be interested to see how this works out for you. I've been considering getting some of it myself. We have an area in the back of our property that the goats could use most of the year. During spring rains that area floods though so I don't want to invest in a permenant fence. Seems like this would be perfect and we already have a solar panel for other electric wire here.

  7. Christine, The netting is the best thing ever - works like a charm and is so easy to use/move.