We originally had about a 3/4 acre five-wire electric fence for the goats. Then the ice storm of 2009 took that out so we switched to a "temporary" cattle panel fence, but their browsing area had been greatly reduced. We (meaning Paul) have been adding on to the panel fence so it's much larger than what we started with, but we now have many more goats than what we started with and the area, even though greatly increased, is still not adequate.
|Why didn't anybody tell me I had so many freaking goats?|
|What could have been part of Rhiannon's college fund|
I'm hoping to have a small picket or waddle fence put around the raised beds and herb garden in the front yard, not only for protection from the chickens and deer, but for the simple fact that I think it would be nice to look at. I've always wanted a little secret garden and I think Rhiannon would really like being able to "hide" out in her own little garden area.
Even after the pasture fence for the goats and mule is finished and the gardens are fenced in, there's still the job of fencing off the property. We've had the property lines surveyed and marked and we know our neighbors are in agreement so it's just the "simple" job of dozing the entire 4,600-odd feet of line, driving almost 600 t-posts into bare rock and stringing whatever fence we decide on. One day. Hopefully before I'm dead. Or before Paul keels over from exhaustion.