The farmer finally took the corn off and now I own my 3-1/2 acres of land (and can see it!). I have basically a bare slate to work with - and that is exciting. This square of land is surrounded on 3 sides by farm ground. I'd like to fence in the back 2 acres for livestock (only chickens, a couple pigs...maybe a steer). I'd also like to plant a windbreak between my land and the farm ground surrounding me. My question: Do I plant the trees on the outside - maybe back 10' or so from the property line (so they have room to grow without impinging on the neighbor's property - and also not as likely to get "sprayed" by whatever he sprays, and then put the pasture fence on my side of the trees.... or do I do it visa versa? Putting the fence on the outside would mean I could run it right to the property line. But then the windbreak would be on the inside of the fence, and I'd have to fence the windbreak off so that the critters wouldn't ruin them while they are small. I can see benefits both ways. Whaddya think???