If you are homesteading, and want to grow a garden, you will need to keep the critters out best you can. Today, even if you live way out in the middle of nowhere without power connection, you can set up electrical devices such as this fantastic perimeter fence. You see, Homesteading 32707 (as they are known on facebook) did some serious planning ahead of their garden beds. They set up a solar powered perimeter electric fence to keep the deer and larger critters from eating up all the food:
Three 6ft ground rods and connecting ground wire
Hot wire attached to fence wire here above
Insulated wire goes underground
And comes up on the other side of the gate.....