Fence Repairs: Deer , Elk, Donkey and Two Horses - One of Which is Always hungry

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    Deer and Elk are tough on fences. Electric fencing is particularly prone to damage. We have ours fenced and cross-fenced into five different areas with smooth four wire fencing topped with electric.

    The electric serves little purpose other than keeping my wife's young gelding from pushing over the four wire in his quest for greener grass. He is constantly hungry, like a teenage boy. Reminds me of a banker I knew in a small town in western Oklahoma. His bank was acquired by Bank IV, then Boatmen's acquired Bank IV, then Nations acquired Boatmen's then Nations acquired B of A and became B of A and some VP visited and said to him "we don't lend money on stuff that eats, craps and walks........." So ask me why I have horses.......

    So about monthly, or usually more frequently, I walk it all with my tools, tightening, repairing, re-stringing..........I always try to pick nice bright warm cloudless days for the chore. Good therapy in these trying times. I even do neighbor's fences sometimes.

    So, other than finding several nice samples of deer scat, and nice samples of elk scat, it was uneventful. There was some old snow to crunch through, some mud to kneel in, some grass to sit on. Nice to know the deer and elk still like my property, and more likely, the stock tanks which are always full, fresh and clean.

    Other than sharing that, there's no real purpose here, other than to remind all of us to go out on warm days, smile at the sky, and tighten and fix your fences or whatever it is you do to remain grounded. These are trying times, and listening to news and reading or staring at computer screens not very fulfilling at times.

    Stay healthy, and be careful.

    And keep your sidearms and rifles close..........

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    Thanks, R&G, nice post. The outside is most often therapeutic, especially here in Colorado!
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    Every year deer trash my fences during hunting season. I could barely keep my horses in the last three months.

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    I agree on the outdoors. Yesterday we took our books out to the dock -- lots better than sitting inside.
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    I thought there was gonna be a BAR in this post some where...A Deer ,Elk,2 donkeys and a horse walk into a bar
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    Interesting Post Rock & Glock.. not your normal style so I am wondering if today is not the warm and sunny kind and if and your feeling cabin fever?
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    R&G, thanks for the refreshing post. It got me away from fretting over some of the annoyances in life that too often I magnify into problems.

    When you "walk the fences" do you bring something to plink with?
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    I could barely keep my horses in the last three months.
    No kidding!

    A Deer ,Elk,2 donkeys and a horse walk into a bar
    That's actually funny as it is

    you're feeling cabin fever
    Cloudy. Made me reminiscence

    When you "walk the fences" do you bring something to plink with?
    I always carry my G36, although I do like your idea. The darn stretcher, clamper and wire and other stuff is generally enough. Just wait until my Grandkids are old enough to carry the tools......
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Interesting Post Rock & Glock.. not your normal style so I am wondering if today is not the warm and sunny kind and if and your feeling cabin fever?
    It was rather poetic and wistful,ya ain't dying are ya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
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    Other than sharing that, there's no real purpose here, other than to remind all of us to go out on warm days, smile at the sky, and tighten and fix your fences or whatever it is you do to remain grounded. These are trying times, and listening to news and reading or staring at computer screens not very fulfilling at times.

    Stay healthy, and be careful.

    And keep your sidearms and rifles close..........
    Amen to that. This evening, the boy and I sat in the woods trying to call in a coyote. All we called in was curious birds & squirrels and were happy with that. 'Great day to be in the woods.
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    Ya know, some pictures would be nice. Or they'd just make me jealous and want to move even farther away from civilization. Or both.
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    It's been in the high 70s all week, going back into the 80s next week. Some January winter weather we're having here. The only highlight is I caught one more squirrel. One more to go, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It's been in the high 70s all week, going back into the 80s next week. Some January winter weather we're having here. The only highlight is I caught one more squirrel. One more to go, I think.
    You must move pretty quick for an old guy.
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