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They Are Naughty

6 Oct

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it seems like this is when the goats all decide they are going to die if they don’t find fresh browse.  It makes me very unhappy when I look out the window and see the no-man’s land at the bottom of my property filled with goats.

Because it isn’t fenced and they can get out on the road.

Usually, I just go out to pasture and call them to come back and they do.  Not yesterday.  They traipsed out on the road.  A truck had to slow down to go through them.  Then I ran back up the hill to the barnyard (and I really thought I was going to have a heart attack running up the hill).  Then I got the Ranger and ran their butts up the road and into the barnyard.

They act so innocent.

“I wasn’t quite done eating those mulberry bushes? Could you open the gate again?” Clover

I went down and patched my hobbling from a couple of years ago (the last time I posted about them doing this).

“I was just trying to find a way to get to Xerxes,” Maisie.   “Me too,” Sidney

Hopefully it lasts another two or more years!

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The Finished Fence

24 Sep

I am so thrilled with how the new yard fence looks.  Sky is amazed that there’s a whole world outside of his yard.

It’s amazing how open it is now.

The goats have helped with some of the cleanup.

Dolly (back), Stormy, Caroline, and Penny

Front:  Ava, Wanda, Aphrodite, Cutie, Middle:  Reva, Bambi, Back:  Zinnia, Moose, In the buck pen:  Zeus, and Xerxes

I still have a bunch of brush to get rid of, but I will keep working on it slowly.

More Fencing

23 Sep

I had to replace the fence around my yard.  We put the fence in 19 years ago with some used wire.

It was a good fence, but there are places that I’ve had to hobble together and other places the dog could just hop over.  I don’t know why he hasn’t.

I haven’t had a real front gate for many years.  Anyhow, we decided it was time!

The first step was using the posts I set in concrete and a couple of panels to put up a temporary fence across the yard to keep Sky from helping us.  You’ll notice the messy fence running along the tree. That’s the one that is so bad the dog could hop it.

The backhoe showed up, and they started pulling old posts and pulling the scrub bushes from the front fence.

It didn’t take long to completely get rid of the front fence.

Then we put it back in with new posts and panels.

New gates!  We put four new gates in.

I’m so excited!  Do you see the two gates to the left.  The small walk through gate is new.  That one has me excited too.  I’ll be able to go in and out of the barnyard without having to open that big gate.

It looks good!  Although, in the picture above you can see it is not very straight.  But we missed the tree, the pole, the electric wires, and made it to the side of the new gate.  It just gives it more character.

Then we moved Sky’s temporary fence and started on the side fence along the road.  I tell you, that dog was certain we were torturing him since he could see us, but he couldn’t kiss us.

This one had enough scrub mulberry in it that my dad went and got his chainsaw.

Then the backhoe came into the yard.

We got it cleaned out and started putting posts back in, but it got late.  I’ll have to show you the final results when it’s done.