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.