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Fencing Plans

13 Dec

I have some fencing plans in the works.  It seems like fences are always in need of repair and replacing on a farm.  We’ve already been planning on redoing the fence around my yard, so Sky doesn’t notice he can just hop over the fence by the road.  We’ve already gotten the gates to replace and add.

Sky behind my makeshift cattle panel gate

It will be really nice to have a real front gate again.  Yes, I’m using a farm gate for my yard.

Then I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep the goats safe from coyotes, and I think I’m going to try to keep them off the pasture near the back fence. The small front pasture has done amazingly well feeding everyone, even with a drought.

I’m sure it won’t be enough for the whole summer, but I think we’re going to try to run a fence along the bottom of Dead Tree Hill.  It will give me another nice pasture, and I hope it will keep them away from the coyotes living in the woods south of the farm.

Lily

A smaller pasture will also keep the llamas close to the goats.

Buster Mary in front and Haley to the right

I feel better at least having a plan.  Now we just need to get supplies and make it happen.  That’s the hard part.

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Walking the Perimeter

4 Dec

Yesterday, I had to go up to the north shed for a bit, so I decided I’d enjoy the unusually warm weather before we return to winter tomorrow.

I decided to walk the perimeter of the farm on my way back to the house.

I have to say, I love this old oak tree even if it is kind of in the middle of my cropland.  I really miss the one that fell several years ago.

On the back side, I got to see one blue jay.  Like I said the other day, there aren’t many birds out and about right now.

I hardly ever walk on this side of the field, so it was kind of nice to see the house and barn from this side.

By the time I got into the Back Forty, I was starting to wonder if it was a good idea to be walking out there.  Based on all the shooting, I’m guessing it was the opening of deer season.  Luckily, the stand just south of my farm was empty, and I didn’t get shot.

Sadly, I’m guessing this might be my last walk around the pasture for a while.

Fence Problems

11 Sep

For some reason, Astra has gotten her head stuck in the fence twice in the last week or so.  Stinker.  I hope she’s smart like her mom and figures it out.

Astra Goodberry

Before you tell me I should remove their horns and I wouldn’t have that problem, I will tell you Cookie, who is naturally polled, got her head stuck in fences twice this summer.

Bambi with her head through the fence. Moose in front.

Yeah, she’s just talented.  No picture of that, so you just get Bambi reaching through the fence.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of the side bar.