F*ing sheep

Small wonder they broke in to have a munch on your parsnips ! What’s the daytime temps ?
Somewhere between 70 and 110 (21 to 38 c) mostly. And they're rutabagas. or rather, they were.:( And corn, and peppers. :(:( At least there are grocery stores and friends with gardens.

Are sheep worth a lot of money in the saleyards there?[/QUOTE]
If you mean are they worth more than they cost to raise, not much unless you can sell direct to the consumer. Then you can do OK.
 

kfpben

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I have two ewes and 4 lambs out of a flock on grazing 5 miles away that have just decided that electricity doesn’t hurt them even though the connection is good and it’s thumping out the current the whole way round. Let’s just say the folk in that village are getting a little fed up of their lawns being grazed!

I have 380 ewes plus lambs and c. 100 cattle. Most of the sheep are currently behind electric fencing and it’s pretty stressful. I have no idea how these guys who keep thousands of sheep behind electric can sleep at night.
 
I have two ewes and 4 lambs out of a flock on grazing 5 miles away that have just decided that electricity doesn’t hurt them even though the connection is good and it’s thumping out the current the whole way round. Let’s just say the folk in that village are getting a little fed up of their lawns being grazed!

I have 380 ewes plus lambs and c. 100 cattle. Most of the sheep are currently behind electric fencing and it’s pretty stressful. I have no idea how these guys who keep thousands of sheep behind electric can sleep at night.
Like a brick (y)

If you get a ewe with a taste for fence walking tie a front leg to the opposite rear leg. It slows her down enough to get a good kick from the fence. Untie after a couple of days.

If she still fence walks after that, cull her.

In future for ewes with lambs I'd use at least 4 strands.
 
Best case scenario: the sheep have tillered some of your plants, and left some fertility boosting droppings (y)[/QUOTE
Now, with the space of a day or two I can see that. In the moment all was lost. I appreciate all the sympathy.
should be F..ing pathetic fencing.

its not the sheeps fault.

Gardens are a heck of a lot of work so why not put up a decent permanent stock fence its not like you have to worry about stakes rotting off...:rolleyes:


hire an earth auger and post knocker and make a job of it …………... do it today (y)
Three sides of the fence are good, it was just the one section that I had looked at the day before and had the "I really should tighten that up" thought about:banghead: My fault, but it doesn't make it better somehow. I would've done the same thing in their place.
 
Now, with the space of a day or two I can see that. In the moment all was lost. I appreciate all the sympathy.

Three sides of the fence are good, it was just the one section that I had looked at the day before and had the "I really should tighten that up" thought about:banghead: My fault, but it doesn't make it better somehow. I would've done the same thing in their place.
It happens to us all , (n) :(

Is your timber work for permanent stock fencing , treated with cca for long life aamoi ?
 
What is cca? So I guess the answer is no. The posts are pressure treated, but the neighbor milled the boards and we put them up green. It'll last 10 or 15 years.
Chromated Copper Arsenate .. a very good wood preservative which we had the use of banned about 15 plus years ago , and a lot of fencing timber has rotted off in that time . After only a few years when cca treatment will help it last 25 or more years at least.... even in our maritime climate...

Very , very wastefull in resources ..without it or something as good ...it is now:cry:
 

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