The Retractable Garden Fence

Goats — I have been party to much discussion of these animals around my town as well as with a friend. You may remember a post I made last fall about “Rent a Ruminant” – an increasingly popular vegetation control service that involves traveling bands of goats.

baby goat for rent at rent a ruminant smug mug site...

At this time of year, field mowing is an expensive necessity for many people with land. Here at my own home, I have to deal with the over abundance of poison ivy if I let things get too out of control.
Considering a new business opportunity in the age recession, a friend is thinking about raising goats, for cheese, but perhaps for other reasons too: Like land clearing. The problem that immediately arises though is how to quickly contain the goats for short periods of time while they clear an area and then easily move them on.

guarden fence for animal control retractable

guarden retractable fence

So this post is for Emily….maybe something like the Guarden might be a solution? And if not looking to contain ruminants, I think it certainly holds promise over the not so attractive and hard to work with chicken wire alternative for protecting a veggie patch.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

9 Comments

  1. MamaBee on August 25, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Just know the ol’ saying…
    “If water can get through your fence…so can a goat!!”

    • rochelle on August 26, 2009 at 7:46 am

      Hmmm….never heard that ol sayin….good to know and too funny. 😉

  2. Building Materials Supplies on September 8, 2009 at 7:00 am

    i also have never heard the saying

    “If water can get through your fence…so can a goat!!”

  3. Kelly Gower on October 26, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Can someone please send me an email to let me know where I can buy this product, its exactly what i’m looking for but cant find it anywhere?!! Help!

  4. Kelly Gower on October 26, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Can someone please send me an email to let me know where I can buy this product, its exactly what i’m looking for but cant find it anywhere?!! Help!

    • rochelle on October 26, 2009 at 6:06 pm

      kelly — I think it is conceptual at this stage….but if I hear that it has gone into production (and hopefully it will ) I will make a post update.

  5. Rich on June 5, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Has the Guarden retractable fence gone into production? If not, does anyone know of a similar product for purchase?

  6. lee mcwilliams on March 24, 2011 at 8:52 am

    How much for your fence 713×428

    very interested

  7. matthew on June 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Has this gone into production? Where can I buy?

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