Well, I must be improving on my fence building skills, the sheep were still in the Barn lot this morning. They stayed there all day. So no holes so far, they are pretty persistent and I saw two this morning sticking their heads through the woven fence to get to the grass on the other side. Forget that they were standing in grass 18 inches high, the stuff on the other side of the fence just tastes better! Here are our sheep in the Barn lot hanging out today.
I also fixed the SE fence yesterday in the Ram pasture. Added a ton of stays, now I still have to add woven fence to the entire Eastern fence line, a gate and a bunch of stays. This of course needs to be done yesterday. The grass is starting to get very tall and needs to be cut or eaten.
This is the Ram pasture, Annmarie's grandparents used to keep the ram sheep in this pasture. It was smaller then, I have moved the far fence back and moved the fence line up onto the hillside. If you look closely, at the back fence you will see stays or fence post every five feet. That is with sheep wire on the bottom half also. I need to get the sheep in here before the cheat grass dries out or it is gonna be a bugger to walk through. The colored spots in the foreground are my chickens free ranging. The grass is so tall that they just disappear. One of the problems with tall grass like this is ticks. They climb up on it and attach to everything. We have had to start treating the dogs with tick repellent already this year. The chickens being unlocked again should help with the tick problem. The baby chicks are locked up safe in their metal cage enclosure now. The gully on the upper left corner of the picture is the "Back Creek" (how do you like those names?) Our house sits between the Front Creek and the Back Creek and to our knowledge has never been flooded. The front and back bridges have floated away, but no damage to the house.