38 Replies to “Fencing My Life Away”

  1. My parents grew up on a ranch in Sinaloa, Mexico and they left the ranching lifestyle behind. After earning my degree in natural resources, I wish to return this kind of career and lifestyle to my family. My extended family still has a dairy cows in Mexico (mainly Brahman "Bos Indicus" cattle) and your channel encourages me even more to follow this lifestyle. Thank you for what you do keep up the good work!!

  2. hi mike been watching your vids for a while ,,, i enjoy watching i have also learnt that you job as a rancher is not a job it is a way of life,, keep it up ,, from a welsh shepherd working in scotland

  3. I live in ranching country here in New Mexico, so watching some of these videos helps me too better understand what some of these people are doing everyday, and maybe actually gives me a little bit to engage the ranchers about at churches around here.

  4. It’s 32 miles from Baltimore to DC . So you are telling me you have enough fence to do a B line to DC ? That’s a ton

  5. Hey Mike interesting video, I wanted to reach out to you and get some advice about moving to Wyoming I wanted to do so for a while now but I’m trying to get a roadmap together in order to make a smooth transition over there. What are some common good paying jobs that a young man like myself could get involved in and what other things should I know before moving there. Thanks for your help!

  6. 8:45 – 9:15 The Answer is Life Insurance in a Trust…there is no other way to Guarantee it, financially.


  8. We started updating our fencing on the farm in SD with electric. Much easier to maintain but a bit costly upfront. We dont have anywhere near the fencline you do tho.

  9. Hi Mike & Erin, just like you I was born & raised in Houston Texas, with no knowledge of homesteading, I just hunted on my grandfathers 719 acres, m mother told me how she was born & raised on it, so now I'm learning a lot from both you & Erin"s experience, all of what you guys share educates me for my family's place, which by the way, is now mine, so here in Huntsville Texas, still learning, keep feeding us & thanks

  10. Looks like most of the old posts are either Junipers or Cedar trees. They will last forever. Our ranch had a Cedar patch and that is where all the original fence posts came from. It has been a long time but I still remember riding fence for days on end. No gator though just a very great saddle horse. He would just follow along when I would have a walk an area or fix a section.
    Never wasted a staple. Always seemed to salvage them so I could spend hours in the shop straightening them in the winter. What a great way for a kid to grow up. Watching your videos brings back a flood of memories. Thank you so much.

  11. Deer have not been a problem so far, but a moose will wipe out a fence in short order. All five strands.

  12. On fencing. Lets say your fence separates your property from the neighbors. Then who's fence is it and who maintains it?

  13. Somebody mentioned that deer only go over a fence and that is false. I have the same trails going under the fence and have seen deer crawling under the bottom wire. Deer are our number one culprit of fence wire breaking here. Although, I have had all the wires cut and pulled back when poachers have made their way through. Ranching hopefully will prevail in the future and hopefully more like yourself will continue to educate the public on the importance of us.

  14. Two of my cows would get out and go to the old lady next door. they loved her tender corn plants. She would call, a little mad, and i'd go get them and make them go home. The third time they did it, I shot them, skinned them, and put them in the freezer. They never managed to get out of the freezer !!! Problem solved, problem staying solved !!!!

  15. Your property is so amazing and beautiful, have you considered raising a different grazing animal that your hay can sustain.

  16. Learned to drive in a 57 chev pickup building fence with my Daddy. Was about 11yrs old the first time i drove. Bring back a lot of great memory's.

  17. You mentioned putting the cattle out to summer pasture. Do you utilize pasture rotation to maximize grass output? I’ve heard good things about it.

  18. This brings back a lot of great memories. Built fence throughout all of my 20s. I can't tell you how many t posts I've pounded, but I've get plenty of scars from the devils rope. Got to see the most beautiful parts of Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. I almost miss that job

  19. Made me weap about the dying ranch. It's so true. I also hope our little farm will feed the next generation. It's the best life ever!

  20. fencing is one of my favorite chores we use electric fencing to control stock also high tensile wiring but our farms are intensive farming except some of the large high country farms in the south island

  21. Haha fencing your life away??? I know the feeling… 40 yrs in Florida doing commercial chain link for the most part, with a bunch of agricultural applications mixed in with it. Enjoy it my friend…. I wouldn't want to do anything else.

  22. Just like farming family farms go by the way side and and bigger farmers buy it up luckily I'm 4th generation of the family farm my mom was born and raised here and her mom and her dad was the start of it

  23. I think the Pronghorn is also a benefit to the ranch, ie hunters & their $$. Just wondering why dont you leave an open – minus lower stand where their path is formed

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