I am finally starting to feel rested after racing uphill to chase the silly stupid rams. They have decided the electronet isn’t serious enough and just jump over it or barrel through, as the whim takes them. So in less than an hour they tore across three different property lines and quite a bit of bramble in pursuit of whatever it is little rams are after when they go roaming.
I spent a good twenty minutes running around in the weeds and blackberries trying to find them and then I get back to the barn to see if some alfalfa will lure them and there they are right next to the barn looking at me like they’d been there the whole time.
So electronet and smart fencing will have to be for ewes only (they never wander, so it can be temporary or permanent for them), and we’ll have to rely on cattle panels for the rams. Cattle panels are a little too high for them to jump easily, and they seem to actually respect them in general, so they don’t test them in the first place.
I thought I’d be saving my uphill runs for the third trimester, not the start of the second one.