Let’s just say that you own and live on a smallholding that’s many miles away from the nearest town. There is just no way that you will be feeling claustrophobic because you are surrounded by no one and nothing but open space. Perhaps just a few of your farm animals. But they are a nice bunch when you have them. When you have them? It could just be that you have been losing far too much stock.
Out in the outback and the rural outskirts you will, however, be surrounded by wild animals. If that is all then you might wish to feel that you have been lucky so far. Because you have not had a burglary incident in the way that city slickers would encounter. You are just way too far out for them to bother. Unless of course, you happen to be keeping a small herd of free range cattle. Historically, that has always been a major attraction for cattle rustlers.
They always will have a way to sniff you out. Don’t ask how or why. Arm yourself to the teeth, and while you’re at it, talk to the ranch rail orange county people. These are the guys who will be providing you with rather more pleasant surroundings. These surroundings are the fences and gates you should have put up ages ago. Sure enough, you probably have had a fence all along. But how quick and easy it was for all the wild things to sneak right through and out again with a few of your farmyard chickens.
But not this time. A gate you will always need but this time, make sure it is a safety gate for both you and your animals. Enjoy your farming.