Here is a photo of the handy wire we use for a catch pen. It's really just a 16' hog panel that's been bent into a U-shape so that it's about 6' x 4' . We got it with a fiberglass calf hut from a dairy farmer years ago. As in the photo, I use the combo as a lambing jug in the spring. The wire portion alone makes a handy extra shelter when covered with a tarp. And I attach a 3' peice of panel for a door on the open end and it works as our catch pen when we need to move sheep around. It also fits perfectly inside the truck topper so rams can't butt the windows in transit. Really handy! I'm not sure how a person could bend the panel like that though.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Is this Weird?
My son and I went out to look over the 40 acres this afternoon and found that most of the big rocks in our pasture had been dug up and moved this summer. Stan told me about it months ago, but I didn't realize the size of the rocks or the extensiveness until I saw it for myself this afternoon. I hope you can see what I'm talking about in these photos, they only show a tiny bit of it. Yes, I know it's really rocky, that's why it's the pasture and not the hayfield. :-)
Our hay guy's cattle were grazing our 20 acre pasture this summer, but could they (or would they) have done this? Could it have been a bear? Those were some pretty HEAVY rocks that were dug up and moved out of the ground.