We've got 5 acres. The back 4 acres is no problem. It's fenced and crossfenced for livestock. The front acre is where the house, driveway and garage sits. We are about to fence the front acre also. Here is my problem. We want perimeter fencing because we have 2 dogs that we want to keep around the house for protection, but we also have lots of family that drop by quite often. We don't want to fence our family out, but we can't keep the gate open all the time. I guess the solution is simple, just call before you come and I'll open the gate or tell them to not drop by. How do you all handle this? Any creative suggestions?