Cow cleanup, aisle...

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  1. dads2vette

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    Well, finished most of the cleanup from the mess the cows made. They are still coming around but in fewer numbers. I managed to "block" a few of their paths going around the pond as they started to erode the small berm. I didn't directly cut off the route just built up some logs and brush to wrangle them toward the other path they started. We'll see how well that works.

    I should probably just get a dog.

    On a completely unrelated topic...woof it's warm in here. Got a little chilly inside this morning as I last put logs on the fire around midnight. I had to install a 3 foot chimney extension before getting a fire going inside. Started a quick, small fire to take the chill out of the air once I completed the 5 minute job. I sure did that, it's 2 pm and 88 degrees inside. I love having the windows open in the "winter"!
     
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    Good job adding obstacles to paths you don't want them using. It should help create new habits for them to follow different paths. Though sometimes there is one especially stubborn cow, the escape artist who just seems to always be able to get out and around stuff to get where she wants to go, no matter what fence you put up that one cow always seems to figure out a way through or around. Hopefully you don't have one of them in your group of problem cows. I suspect those escape artist cows have some goat DNA somewhere in them.
     
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    "managed to "block" a few of their paths going around the pond"
    Now there could be your problem......water in a dry country.....LOL
     
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    Yeah, no kiddin'! Here cows, come get some nice water and maybe I'll pick up some hay for you.
    Funny thing, they never bothered with it before. It's only 15' across and maybe 3' deep. There is a very nice 2 acre tank built for them about 1700' away.

    Of course, I should look at the positive side to this. In a SHTF scenario, I have a buffet line walking up to my front door everyday.
     
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    You can consider them...."Slow Elk"
     
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    Love that title.. it just pulled me in! Buffet table... good one :)
     
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