As some of you may know, I hope to turn our old farmland (approx. 40 acres) into a homestead when I come back from college. Call it planning ahead, but I had some general questions that came to mind. 1) What kind of fencing have those of you with LGD's found does/doesn't work? We have Kuvasz, and certain of them know how to scale five-foot chain-link fencing. I was just wondering if some of you with working LGDs have fencing problems and what you do to help the situation. 2) Do any of you work your fields with horses instead of tractors? We have an old farm tractor, and my father mows paths around the fields with it, and we can "turn the ground" with it, but ... nothing to seed with, etc, and being that it's an older tractor, I'm not sure how easy it would be to find the correct attachments to do what we need. I've heard of people who use draft horses on their fields; do you build your own plows/etc? 3) What about pasturing different species together? I'm looking at the idea of Katahdin sheep, pot belly pigs, a horse or two, and chickens. My idea is to have the pot belly pigs in a smaller enclosure inside a main pasture, which would have the sheep and horse(s) in it. Is this a good idea? Also, if I had free-range chickens, how would the other livestock likely react? I'm also interested in "colony-raising" some meat rabbits, which I would probably do in a similar manner to the pot belly pigs - a smaller enclosure inside a main pasture. Has anyone else raised in this manner / combination? I'm just curious as to what really works versus what doesn't. I'm sure that I'll have more questions as time wears on.. and even more if I actually do end up turning this old place into a homestead. Thanks to all for your advice / comments!