Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another Escape!!

Enough Already!!

This morning when I woke up and headed out to the kitchen, I was greeted with the sight of horses grazing on the back lawn.  What now???  This time, the two sections of fence right by the barn were down, with the fence post split in half.  *sigh*

I bought good wood fencing. I thought it was going to last. This is not good. I need the electric fence charger to put up the electric wire to keep the Boys away from the fences altogether. Bless the gates across the driveway.  The Boys respect them and stayed in the back yard. I will not have to mow this week or do any weed whacking where the grass was actually growing despite the drought.  I will have to become a carpenter.

I spent about 40 minutes fixing the fence. For now it's patched with some nails, a mending plate and some baling twine.  I bought more mending plates this afternoon, but I had to go to a Township meeting so I didn't have time to reinforce the broken fence post with them yet.  Hopefully, my temporary repair will make it through the night.

I don't think there were any splits in the post to start off with, so I guess it was just some good solid horse leaning that did it in.

Good thing I am retired and spending most of my time home here. At least it gives me a 50/50 chance of keeping the Boys confined with some degree of success.  And I have plenty of time to mend fences.  Wish I had the money to put in another line of fence around the entire property. I always thought a ten foot high chain link fence with barbed wire on the top might be nice. Then all I'd need is a guard tower with some security cameras and a siren.  I'd be all set.

*SIGH*  Much work to do tomorrow.


  1. They are quite the little escape artists. Give them an inch and they'll take the yard. I like the idea of a tower and a siren. Good luck with fixing the whole thing to keep them in.

  2. Well if the naughty boys are pushing against the fences, I would have no squalms at using electric fences.

    You do not want to repeat the anxious search that last time!!!

  3. Oh boys :( Hope some hot tape will cure their bullish behaviour, wood fencing is excellent but I'd always couple it with the ability to lightly zap adventurous big geldings! Can you get the sort of white plastic posts and wire/tape like we use? They're not free but cheaper than installed fencing.

    Recent circumstances are definitely putting the 'tire' in your retirement, hope you get some respite soon!

  4. Yikes! Glad they stayed home this time. Fencing seems to be a time-consuming proposition.

  5. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Glad they didn't go too far this time!