Monday, February 11, 2019

Washed Out

Heavy rains in the past few months have washed out parts of the new goat fencing that was put up back in October. All that hard work just washed away.

It's hard to see from the photos, but the back section of the fencing that leads into the woods, also slopes down steeply and merges in places with the creek. All rainwater runs down the slope into the creek.

Seeing the fencing and cedar fence posts strewn about yards away from where they were, is a visible reminder of the force of flowing water. It is quite humbling to see the force of nature.

We're having difficulty getting someone to come repair the fencing. The Brothers are committed with other jobs and haven't been able to return. Plus it's hard to predict where the water will drain next time and how to prevent it happening again.

Until the fencing is intact again, the goats and dogs are roaming as they please. Thankfully we have understanding neighbors. There's not much we can do about it. As soon as we lead them all back inside the fence, they wander down to the breaks in the fence and just get out again. We are considering putting the electronet fencing back in places, but that's an equally big job.

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