Dahlia in the daisies.
Nibbles and the crew did such a great job of grazing down the initial area we set up for them that they needed more space!
The goats went nuts for all the new bramble. To make sure they headed for greener pastures I mowed down the lower goat and hen yard. This stirred up a lot of bugs so the hennies were happy also.
So many blackberry canes and wild roses - they loved it.
Setting up electric fence is pretty easy once you have the charger already installed. It's just a matter of beating a path thru the tall grass, getting more push in posts set up, stringing up the hot wire, and connecting it all together. You can read more about it here.
These white push in posts are reasonably priced and easy to set up.
The only problem with this new bramble area is that I can't easily see the goats while they are down there. So I need to be vigilant with them out of sight. Technically the far perimeter fence line is not currently electrified so it will not keep predators out. We'll work on that this week.
I also fired the first volley in my war on the new varmint - chemical warfare. I brushed the dogs out near the turkey house, on the side facing the woods.
The dog did not explode. Just lots of brushing.
That slinky mink is going to have to creep over all that dog hair to make his way into the turkey house... only to find a trap set for him. The next prong of my strategy? I'm moving Debbie and Dahli over to the former goose house at night. Nothing to see there but angry goats, varmint, so just keep on going. No prisoners in the trap this morning.. but I'll get him.
Happy Monday, everyone! Are you solving problems today?