Fencing…

It’s been a busy week here on the farm, one week before lambing.  We have successfully moved rams across the road, fixed fence, moved ewes to the maternity ward, fixed fence, and fixed fence! LOL!    With my husband working loooong hours and now my oldest son getting a full-time job, off the farm, I am proud to say I fixed the electric, seven strand fencing  that encloses about 20 acres where the rams are right now.  Our electric fencer puts out a little over 7000 volts  and our fence was registering at 1500 volts, at best!  Ugh, this fence has been a pain and it took me two half days to get up to  6500  but it is the highest it has been in two years.  Definitely enough juice to keep the sheep in and other critters out!

Garrett and Hayden were my emergency runners and Tori was the official phone gal, who ran back and forth to plug and unplug the fencer in when I needed to fix things….

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My helpers…

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The rams really enjoying the pasture and finding green grass sprouts!

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Peaceful evening…

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Fencing…

The kids have been busy bringing pumpkins up to house to do some decorating…
 
A couple of the pumpkins from the garden.

A couple of the pumpkins from the garden.

Mark and Sawyer have been busy fencing across the road.  A couple weeks ago they got the west and north sides in tip top shape.  However the east side had considerable more work to do with replacing rotten posts and stinging more high tensile wire.
 
We borrowed this to make the job go a bit faster…
 
The post pounder...

The post pounder...

This thing hits the post about 5 times and wha-la…all done.
 
Mark and Sawyer splicing fence together...

Mark and Sawyer splicing fence together...

 
Sawyer hanging insulators...

Sawyer hanging insulators...

 
So on Saturday and Monday evening they were able to get all the posts pounded, braces built,  about half the wire up and power to the fence.  Hopefully they’ll be able to finish up the rest of it this Saturday and get started on the south side.
 
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We still have a barn to clean out and pens to build around barn before we split sheep up into breeding groups this fall.