fence made from pallets holds in goats and pigs

www.permies.com Karen Biondo of La biondo Farm and Kitchen, on Vashon Island in Washington state, shows off her fence made of pallets. After getting this bit of video, she showed me another pallet fence that wasn’t doing so well – it used a zigzag design – but apparently could not stand up well to the animals. And then there were designs with steel fence posts that weren’t doing well either. But this design, the one in the video, help up especially well. Goats and pigs are both known to be extra hard on fence. And this fence has held in both goats and pigs. And she is in the same county as Seattle. So this fence is tolerating a lot of wet rot! Relevant threads at permies www.permies.com www.permies.com music by Jimmy Pardo

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25 Responses to fence made from pallets holds in goats and pigs

  1. muddysneakers says:

    That’s a very nice fence. Nice and rustic looking? if appearances are important to you. Wonder if anyone else has tried this design and had success?

  2. eggomymeggo says:

    Well she said that she had already had the fence up for about five years. I think? by then they would have decided whether or not they wanted to jump over/tear down the fence.
    Just saying…?

  3. WickedShots says:

    Those? wont hold the goats for long. I have raised goats for years and they can escape from just about anything.

  4. boaire says:

    Thank you!?

  5. blahblahhootiehoo says:

    A lot of? the new pallets are all heat treated to make them last. The old ones would leach nasty chemicals. Just have to look up how to read the stamp on them

  6. boaire says:

    Don’t pallets? have toxic chemicals in them?

  7. Uriel1816 says:

    wonderful idea!?

  8. Beatnikzombie says:

    If it holds pigs in, it’s good? and solid.

  9. storminnormanz says:

    where did u get the? pallets???

  10. funnyorgtfo says:

    AT A? YARD SALE

  11. needgr says:

    Nice use of? pallets

  12. mikedavis5671 says:

    Find some free used motor oil from nearby garages? and stain the wood with it. Twice the life for a little extra work.

  13. arthurcnoll says:

    Of course, I understand we are forced to compromise at the present, on many things. The interesting question to me on that, is if people are secretly happy they are forced to compromise… but since what we are considering is sustainability, I think we will be forced? to get this sorted out eventually.

  14. arthurcnoll says:

    fences are for farmers philandering with the future?

  15. seedsca says:

    Here in the US, I hear that the palettes are? marked as HT for heat treated (safe) or MB for Methyl bromide (not safe) I use the HT type for fire wood at my home and am planning on doing a raised bed/Hulgelkulture set up with them soon.

  16. donHooligan says:

    sweet.?

  17. EKWisner says:

    That’s a lot of pallets. ? Makes sense near a big city, but only if you are a keen scrapper.

  18. willworkforfro says:

    that would be an awesome? idea!!!

  19. gbell12 says:

    Unfortunately many pallets are treated with dangerous anti-fungal compounds. You’ll note that in five years there’s no rot, no lichen, no algae… not sure what leaches into the soil from that. Maybe won’t matter. ? Wouldn’t do hulgelkulture with them.

  20. gbell12 says:

    Unfortunately many pallets are treated with dangerous anti-fungal compounds. You’ll note that in five years there’s no rot, no lichen, no algae… not sure what leaches into the? soil from that. Maybe won’t matter. Wouldn’t do hulgelkulture with them.

  21. travishalverson says:

    So, if I had like five times the number of pallets, I could use this? type of setup for a paddock shift? Just remove one pallet and let all the critters into the next paddock.

    Thanks Paul.

  22. signalrambo says:

    Of course a huge? ogre of a guy can budge an old pallet fence. Just calm down and let the wise woman talk.

  23. heyerstandards says:

    This fence reminds me of? the old joke: I built the stone wall so wide so if someone knocks it over, it’s taller than when they started.

  24. glockman1727ak47 says:

    where would it be on the pallet too? if you can’t post a video. Thanks. ?

  25. glockman1727ak47 says:

    ? .ah man! How can you tell if it has Methyl Bromide? Is it just a stamp in the wood? “”MB”" or HT for heat treated. Newjura could you post video? Explaining why it is bad? According to wiki it was band but they can use it on pallets and a lot of other things….. oh why. I know people? burn pallets all the time too. this is real bad…. Thanks for the comments and info Pauluminous and Newjura.

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