Friday, May 6, 2011
Electric goat fence
Yesterday I experimented with the fence. I enclosed the piece of our yard closest to their permanent fence. I was a bit nervous watching them get closer and closer to the netting. I've had a fear of electric fences since I was a kid and got stuck to one at a neighbor's horse farm. My sister had to pull me off the fence and felt the charge through me. I remember that so clearly. Of course the voltage on this fencing isn't near what I touched as a child. Still, it was hard watching the goats (especially the kids) touch their noses to it and run away screaming. Our dog, Lex, was the worst. He screamed like someone put a taser to him.
It's been kind of hard to watch but it seems like everyone is catching on. Ummm, except for Shiloh, my big, sweet doofus, Shiloh.
The chickens, however, seem to have caught on very quickly. I haven't seen one of them touch it yet. Maybe they sense the electric without touching it.
I wonder how long it will take this big doofus to forget and touch it.