Fencing and Shelter for Cow Grazing

varuni cowCows will benefit from more grazing areas and this will regenerate the land.  We will build colony fences (aka X-fences) from thinned trees in nearby over-grown forests.  Colony fences are moveable, fun to build and require no posts in the ground, so they will last for generations.

First we build 2 lengths of fence around the 6 acre triangle piece, with the lake being the 3rd side.  The lake provides water for cows to drink (we can also bring them spring water from the nearby garden)

A new barn will be constructed for the cows under the trees.  The barn is a wood cube covered with the earth.  This will serve as a 3-season sun & rain shelter.  A cool and shaded area is critical in summer when temperatures can exceed 40 degrees celcius.

The new fence allows cows to move between Vedic Eco Village land and Saranagati fields & barns.

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This fenced off area can be used for agriculture in the future.

In future, colony fences will be built around other grazing and farming areas.

fence video

Budget
Wood from Forest: $0
Nails: $100
Work Supplies: $200
Labor: $1200  (80 hours * $15)
10x10 shelter: $700
Cob & labor for shelter: $500

 

Project Information
Project Status
in progress
Startup Cost
0
Estimated Project Cost
2,700
Completion percentange
2%

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