Friday, April 27, 2012

Solving a Problem the Ugly Way

As you may recall, the goats have been in a 2 acre lot that has electric fencing around the perimeter. Now that everything is greened up we want to move them into another 4 acre connected wooded lot. The electric fencing in that lot is not finished yet, but the thought was that maybe we can get away with it and let them in while we are completing the work. That was a good idea for a couple of weeks, but now the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence.
Sweet Pea decided she no longer needed to respect the fence. Unfortunately, she can not get herself back through the fence without help. I don't have a picture of it, but her babies, Jack and Jill, really like to take advantage of her when she is in this position. 
She seems to be saying, "Just help a goat out before those kids show up."
She won't learn though, this was the third time she got stuck today and that was before 9am!

We had enough of that.
FaHub found a piece of PVC and drilled some horn sized holes in it. Then using black electrical tape he attached the contraption to her horns so that her head won't fit through the wire anymore.
It is an ugly fix, but she hasn't been stuck again, yet.
She isn't hungry, I put some hay out, but no one is eating it.
She just like being in trouble I guess.
Sweet Pea is not a sweetie!

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