I completely forgot to check and repair a water gap along Cotton Road which was in a paddock in which i had a young cow get out last time the mob was in this paddock. She was the only one to get out, thankfully. Anyway, despite having driven the 35 minutes and shifting the cows that morning, i had to go back in the evening to check the gap. Especially since it is adjacent to a cemetery. I thought i’d just run up in my pickup since it’s faster, but she was out and had taken a friend with her! Cotton Road is not passable by pick up, so i had to drive back home and get my Gator and some more tools.
The two escapees had drifted into the cemetery instead of continuing west down Cotton Road which made it MUCH easier and quicker to walk them back into the paddock. Very thankful they were not yet near the tombstones. I’ve had to pay for repairs in the past and i sure didn’t want another round of that!
Made it back up there before dark and drove a steel t-post and dropped this heavy section of an old hay feeder. About a week ago, i had cut down these hedge tree sprouts and they were laying nearby, so i dragged them to lay in there as well just to discourage any lounging. Hedge trees are covered with tiny thorns.
Next day, i needed to check to be certain my repairs had stopped the escapees and thankfully, they had.