23 Aug

When fences are doing their jobs, they are wonderful!

Norma Jean and her Uncle MJ

When they aren’t, they drive me crazy!  The goats were out yesterday, so I was out scoping out the whole south fence tonight.  I just happened to catch the deer along it this morning.

The goats didn’t really get out in this section, but there it a gap here that I still need to fix.  That would be easy for some goats to fit under, but it would be quite the squeeze for others.

Since it wasn’t the escape route this time, I will deal with it later.  This weekend, I’ll have to try and cut one of those panels and block that area.

This time, however, they just walked under the fence where the drainage ditch runs, when there’s actually water in there.

There was nothing blocking their route to freedom below the shiny panel.  I had to add the rusted section.  It should hold them until we get enough rain to send rushing water through the ditch.

Coral and Clover

I know the goats were just being considerate and giving me something to blog about for Friday’s Fences.

Also linking to Farmgirl Friday, Thursday Favorite Things, This or That Thursday, and Thankful Thursday.


34 Responses to “Fences”

  1. TexWisGirl August 23, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    aren’t they so helpful?! 🙂

    • Teresa August 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

      Yes. They do what they can. 🙂

  2. Beth August 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    luv the 1st shot. (:

    • Teresa August 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Thanks. They always look so cute laying side by side.

  3. Pat August 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Looks like Norma Jean adores her uncle MJ!
    Coral and Clover are looking lovely.

    • Teresa August 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      MJ is always good and watches the calf so Maxine can graze. 🙂 Coral and Clover have grown into lovely ladies.

  4. Alica August 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Coral and Clover look very intent on something…like perhaps finding another way out?! I hope not! Naughty, naughty adventuresome goats! 🙂

    • Teresa August 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      They were very intent on finding the next best morsel to eat!

  5. faye August 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    A fencer’s work is never done? Are the goats really determined to break out or do they just take any opportunity that’s in their faces? Your photo with the deer just says “Welcome fall.”

    • Teresa August 23, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      Well, The tall ones might have had to duck their heads. I can’t blame them for just walking under. When there’s water in the ditch, they don’t like to get wet. It’s a miracle they waited this long.

  6. Pieni lintu August 24, 2012 at 3:59 am #

    Beautiful nature shots!

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 8:01 am #

      Thanks. I love living in my rural area and being surrounded by nature.

  7. Jeanne Medina August 24, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Sweet photos. I grabbed your peacock button and put it on my blog sidebar.

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      Thanks for grabbing my button. I really do enjoy spending time with the goats. Of course it’s more fun to be loving them than fixing fences. 🙂

  8. deb August 24, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    Sounds like you stay busy! Very sweet photo of your goats.

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      They really do keep me busy, but that’s a good thing!

  9. Candy C. August 24, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    It was rather considerate of them to help with the blogging cause! 😉

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 7:59 am #

      They do what they can. 🙂

  10. Coloring Outside the Lines August 24, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Well that was awful sweet of them! 🙂 I think they deserve an extra pat on the head for that! HA HA Hope you get some rain soon.

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      They are quite helpful. I’m sure they would like some peanuts at least. 🙂

  11. Janis August 24, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Life around the farm is always busy and lots of work too! Your goats give you lots of Blog fodder!!!

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      It’s never dull around here. They are always good for a post of two or twenty!

  12. Gattina August 24, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    That’s not a meme for me, lol we have only one fence around the house, but that’s more for dogs which escaped their yards ! My cats don’t care about fences, they just climb over them. Coral and Clover look so similar ! I think I would never learn who is who !

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 10:55 am #

      They really do look a lot alike except the color of their splotches. It isn’t too bad to tell them apart when they are born here and you meet them one (or two) at a time.

  13. revrunner07 August 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I detect sly looks on both their faces.NOT to be trusted. 🙂

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      They are very smart little girls~very capable of causing lots of trouble. 🙂

  14. Brenda Towsley August 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Your goats are beautiful! I am sure they just walk along the fence looking for an escape route!

    • Teresa August 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Really they don’t mean to escape. They’re just browsing. 🙂

  15. Marie August 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Frustrating! And so much work. My Dad used to walk his fence line around about forty acres of pasture almost every day to make sure all was well.

    • Teresa August 25, 2012 at 12:29 am #

      It does take a lot of work. I’ve replaced most of it, but this ditch is just horrible to try and control.

  16. Pondside August 25, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I used to think that our Millie could make herself as thin as a snake to get under the slimmest gap – but only when she was annoyed with us.

    • Teresa August 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      So funny. It does amaze me how they can get through the tiniest space. 🙂

  17. NatureFootstep Photo August 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    great shots from your part of the world.

    • Teresa August 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Thanks. Seems the goats always give me reason to check out my fences.

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