So I brought the manager from the feed store over to the house to get his expert opinion, he said with everything we have going on and my wife wanting something temporary, he recommended cattle panels, if it was up to me, I would have run some more cedar fencing, but happy wife, happy life as they say, so we went and picked some up
I heard a noise behind me
so we took the gate we had bought to use as a cattle guard and mounted it to the cedar post
and drove a t-post at the other side, this is to attach the fence to and secure that corner
the panels went up fast
there are two points to chain them together
we used the gate that we had bought for dragging the chips to fill in the last gap behind the coop, my dad said we wouldn't need it, the cows would never crawl through there, same as when we thought the cows wouldn't climb a rock wall? Good point he replied
I put t posts at ever junction and we zipped tied them all together as well
the ducks were like, what the hell is this?
I like it
they were pretty content
I went out around midnight to see where they were, they were just chilling on the back side of the pond, so I got them in the back field and into the barn
5 Mar ’12
Just had the most awesome thing happen, was going out to get the cows in to the back field and barn, took Layla with me, she ran right under the fence and started bolting right towards the cows, they lowered their heads in charging mode, as soon as she saw that she started barking like crazy and ran right for them, the cows broke, turn and ran. Layla was following them, they started to turn, she went crazy and ran right behind them and chased them through the gate, as soon as they were through the gate, she broke left and ran up around the pond, she really is a shepherd!
3 Nov ’12
5 Mar ’12
3 Nov ’12
I actually gave my beagle a job and she understands it. I tie her up to a post on the other side of the property and she is my fox protection. I let the chickens free range for about an hour a night when I get home from work and she stands guard. She doesnt bark or make a peep until the chickens all go to roost and then she barks to let me know it's time to come in. I really didnt expect it to work the first time I put her out there, but she's been at it for a few months now.
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