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Chicken pasture gate incursion

tin gate block device installation

I decided to use an old piece of tin to shore up the chicken pasture gate.

Putting a strand of electric wire across the gate bottom would make getting in and out of the pasture a small hassle.

After several days of basking in the sun the solar fence box seems to have a weak battery, which means our next step will be to spring for the 40 dollar electric fence charger.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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A hole like that in a fence near my place would imply that the coyotes would become very fat.
Comment by rehoot [myopenid.com] Wed May 19 01:11:54 2010
That's why we can never get too mad at Lucy --- even though she breaks in for scraps, she does keep all of the real predators away.
Comment by anna Wed May 19 06:41:39 2010





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