|future fence posts (corners and gates and water crossings)|
I got the stuff to make my own gates, I picked up a 16 foot cow panel, I will cut it down to 12 feet and then sandwich 2x4 pressure treated boards all around the outside and then but in a diagonal cross brace. I will bolt them all together and hang them with a single supporting cable attached around 10 feet out and to the railroad tie. This will cost around $45 a gate. Much cheaper than I could buy the gates.
I did the childs chores and while inside the chicken coop allowed the sheep to get in our front yard. Since the lead ewe remembered that she had broken the gate on the yard, she ran right for it again. I had a heck of a time herding the sheep back in to the barn so I could lock them up for the night.
So like all good farmers I put a temporary (yes I do plan on fixing this) fix on the gate.