Mud hut built by ants.....
Kyla found several and thought they were so cool.
She took a lot of pics..
Then I wonder WHY my Camera batteries are always running out?!
Hmm Which job would you rather have?
The one on top of the tower or running the crane??
Oh and I can see this from my house...
The commercial meat slicer Kyle was given with a locked up motor.
The motor is no longer locked up. Oh and VERY Sharp!
Just ask Kyle... He is now missing a small part of his finger.
We didn't use those carrots either..
Pixy the ham...
Moses who is officially off the bottle!
He has better things to do now...
Like stick his head through the panel and eat.
Isn't this boy Beautiful??
I really got to get on the ball and
get the ones for sale advertised better.
I haven't tried real hard but weaning time is almost here..
Ahhh the sanity saver...
Once we get it going..
Its needs more grounding... Don't we all?
4 strands of Barbed wire and 3 strands of Hot wire..
Around most of it and then
4 strands of electric with field fencing behind it for the rest.
It may hold the goats in.....
So the fence is now all in place even the part I didn't think was going to get done. Having little $$ makes you think of creative ways to get things done.. Or use what you have...
SO we get it hooked up then it was time to see who the smart goats are.....
Well Sunshine and April would not even try for the treats offered on the other side of the fence..
Of course Sasha had too... She yelled and run.. I would almost swear I saw Mariah push her into the fence to "try the treats"! Mariah is the one who is always slipping under the fence that was there.. But she Knew something was up! Hope tried too I thought she was smarter than that!.
Now You may think its cruel to hold treats on one side of the hot wire and try to entice the goat to it.. Only to get a shock... But these animals are my responsibility. We protect them from things that may harm them. They are also an investment.. They get out and in the road some one hits them. The owners of the animals are responsible for causing the accident. This also keeps predators from getting in..
So for them to learn real quick where their boundaries are is beneficial to both them and everyone around them. So that is why we train them the way we do.. Most people who have tried electric fence with goats have failed to train them to the fence and they will run right through it. More than likely beat you back to the house to dine on your favorite rosebush in the process....
They have to hit their noses on it because generally it wont shock through the hair on the rest of their body. So after being trained they equate the fence with hurt and avoid it. Some need to be reminded occasionally.Others remember it for their Entire life time!
Sunshine the goat I have had the longest since she was a bottle baby has always been held by an electric fence. She will NOT go through any type of fence. Instead she watches most everyone else go under over or through fences and then starts hollering at me.. Did I mention she thinks she is a person?? lol She is also the herd queen, tattle tale and alarm clock! She lets me know when I am late by staring at the back door hollering monotonously until I am out there with all the proper equipment for morning chores..Okay that's it for the night!