The Horns of Shame

11 Jul

I really hoped that selling Loki would end kids getting heads stuck in the fence.  Unfortunately, that was not the case.

“Hmmm, I bet I can reach that one piece. And if I get stuck, the human is here to help me out again.” -Zeus

Zeus and Hera got to be just as bad as Loki.  I don’t know what it is with the kids this year.  It’s been like eight years since I’ve had such persistent kids.  I had to do something because of my plan to leave the farm for an entire day (gasp).

Hera (front), Zeus (behind), and maa Gidget who just lets her kids stick their heads through the fence (last)

I got creative with tent stakes, wine airlock bungs, candle mold sealer, and duct tape.

I think this will do the job. It’s pretty lightweight, the rubber bungs shouldn’t poke anyone.  I pushed as hard as I could on the ends and didn’t get poked by the stake.  I think it’s all good!

It doesn’t seem to bother them at all.  Although, I might recommend to Gidget that she wean them.  It’s time.  Trust me.

It might be wrong, but seriously, his silhouette made me laugh.

Hopefully, I will be able to take them off in a week or two and they will not try putting their heads back through.

Updated since I first prepared this post four days ago:  still no heads stuck and they are still not bothered by their little extra appendages!  Woo hoo!


7 Responses to “The Horns of Shame”

  1. nettesjourney2016 July 11, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

    Oh my goodness I can’t stop laughing. That is too funny! Genius but still funny! Good luck in the training. 😁

  2. janicead July 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

    Lots of good engineering begins with duct tape.

  3. Erika July 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

    Ha, ha! very creative, and good thing no goats are trying to chew it off of them.

  4. Jeanne July 11, 2018 at 9:47 pm #

    What a fantastic idea!! I surely would not have thought of anything so ingenious! I hope the effect lasts.

  5. Eileen Wise July 12, 2018 at 6:33 am #

    Hello, it may look funny but it works. Great idea. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  6. Alica July 12, 2018 at 7:41 am #

    Hooray for no heads getting stuck…and horray for duct tape!! Good job, Mom!


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