On one of our farms, it was time to replace the electric fence. This particular fence needed to be replaced because it had been broken in a few places and spliced backed together, and it also had some bad wire in a few spots and was tangled with brush. LB decided it was time to pull the post, roll up the wire and start over.
After pulling all the post, we use our gas powered wire roller to roll the wire onto a spool for the next use. That keeps the wire nice and untangled so that when we rebuild the fence it makes things a lot easier.
On this particular farm, there aren't any cows at the moment, but later this spring we will replace the fence in preparation for some new cows. We use the fence to separate the wheat from the grass. The Cows can graze the wheat once it is strong enough and until it begins to flower. Once it begins to form a head we'll have to take the cows off the wheat so that we'll be able to have a crop.
If the cows graze on the wheat too long, it won't let the wheat go to "head" or produce. And so we take the cows off and that allows the wheat to "head" or go to seed. Then that's when we cut it!
This picture cracks me up! Baby J was being so patient waiting for his daddy!
I didn't get many pictures because the wind was blowing about 100 miles per hour and because I was having to drive the pick-up for LB. Maybe when we put the fence back I'll be able to get a few!
Wind blown and tattered!