TAC2 Posted November 1, 2008 Report Share Posted November 1, 2008 Yesterday I get a call at work from an aggravated DH telling me the sheep have been blowing through the electric fence. He had managed to put them back twice with grain, but on the third escape, one ewe didn’t feel like cooperating. I leave work and rush home to spend twenty exhausting and dirty minutes getting the runaway into a stall. We switched out the chargers (need to replace this one) repaired the escape spot and cleared all brush/grass away from the lower strand. Figuring all is secure now, we let rogue ewe out of the stall to be with the others. This ewe made a beeline to the fence, dropped her head so the fully fleeced portion is against the wire and pushed right through it. We immediately head off the other two, spend another twenty minutes getting them in the stall and go after PITA ewe. At this point the completely disgusted DH informs me "we need to get a *%$@#!! Border Collie NOW." If I hadn’t been so tired and aggravated myself, I would have been ROFLMAO, since up to this point, his attitude has been, if you want one, then get one, but is it really necessary? I didn’t bother to explain that it will take some training time for a youngster if we don’t luck into a retired trial dog Heading out now to build a catch pen in the pasture for this ewe until she has her spring lambs, then it’s off to a new home w/o electric fence for her. Up to now, I really liked this ewe, but with all electric pastures, (perimeter is woven wire) I can’t have her destroy fencing or worse, teaching the others how to do it. Such is life on a farm... ~ Tru Laingcroft Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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