Ok, so my husband and I are broadening our ideas about how to set up nice natural barrier and wind breaks, both for us and livestock. I found an article on living fences on facebook. And I thought about it, and I don't think its too bad of an idea. It would also help on the privacy part. My only issue now is finding living fences that are suitable for livestock, including pigs and chickens. Would anyone have any suggestions or ideas, i'd love to hear them. And any input on downfalls to this idea will be considered too. I will still be using strands of hot wire until the animals get adjusted to the changes.