My Biggest Failure As a Farmer


Sometimes things don’t go as we hoped…Livestock guardian dogs are essential to the operation of our farm, but they have been my greatest challenge, and ultimately biggest failure as a farmer since bringing them home. For more information about SpotOn GPS Fences, click the link here:

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I’m Anne of All Trades. In NASHVILLE, I have a woodworking, blacksmithing and fabrication shop, a selection of furry friends, and an organic farm. Whether you’ve got the knowledge, tools, time or space to do the things you’ve always wanted to do, everything is “figureoutable.”

I became “Anne of All Trades” out of necessity. With no background in farming or making things, I wanted to learn to raise my own food, fix things when they break and build the things I need.

8 years ago I got my first pet, planted my first seed and picked up my first tool.

My goal is to learn and share traditional techniques and skills while showing my peers how to get from where they are to where they want to go, how to do the things they are passionate about, and what can be done TODAY to engage their own community and grow deep roots.

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0:00 Intro
0:47 Electric Netting
3:40 More bad ideas
4:15 Permanent fencing
5:34 LGD motivations
7:04 Why are we doing this?
8:34 The low point
10:20 GPS Collar
10:53 Training
11:52 Difference between LGD and house dogs
12:53 Things are looking up


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