Learn stock fencing at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales
Learn stock fencing at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn stock fencing at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn stock fencing at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales

Course Agenda

10:00
Arrive and welcome

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before we get started

10:05
Planning your fencing

Farmer Tim will take you through the essentials for fencing

10:30
Get outside and hands-on

Start building the fence, getting the posts in and running the barb

13:00
Delicious farm lunch
14:00
Back outside

Finishing off the fencing: attaching and tensioning wire, fitting gates and putting on rails

16:00
Course closes

Admire your hard work and have a well deserved cup of tea and slice of cake.

Stock Fencing

Course dates are yet to be confirmed but you can register your interest now by submitting our online enquiry form. As soon as dates are released we will be sure to notify you.

Good stock fencing is essential for any smallholding. Spend a day with Farmer Tim and learn a variety of fencing techniques, including:

  • Post and rails - a good basic fencing technique.
  • Netting and barb - ideal for keeping stock in.
  • Netting with a rail on top.
  • Field gates.

This day will take you through the essentials of putting in long-lasting stock-proof fencing and you'll cover:

  • Planning your fence: the best type of fencing for different types of stock; the materials and tools you'll need and where to get them; laying out your fence and post distances.
  • Placement of straining posts: the essential foundation to stong fencing.
  • Digging and firming the holes and strutting the posts.

Due to the nature of this course, numbers will be limited.

Tim Stephens Farmer and smallholding tutor at Humble by Nature catching a sheep

Our farmer Tim grew up on a farm and has been farming all his life. Originally from Blaina in the Welsh Valleys, with his wife Sarah (who works in a nearby veterinary surgery) Tim now runs the Humble by Nature farm just outside Monmouth.

What to bring and other essential info

We will provide all the equipment required for this course but you will need to bring heavy weight gardening gloves to protect your hands and steel toe cap boots.

 

This course is outdoors please check the weather for NP25 and dress appropriately.

 

Stock fencing is physically demanding and not suitable if you are pregnant or have back problems.

 

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