Thursday, November 11, 2010

Canyon View Preserve - Day 12

Today, our interns (Alice and Paul) moved the sheep and goats into a new paddock at Canyon View.  This involved moving the animals into a holding pen and then setting up new fence across the small creek and through a fairly dense stand of blackberries.  They did a great job, for the most part.

Tonight at about 4:45 p.m., I received a call from a neighbor that the animals seemed to be out - they'd been on a walk and were greeted by Reno the guard dog.  When I arrived, I found the animals out - they'd gone through a section of fence.  I'm not sure if something chased them through the fence, or if a section of the fence fell down - regardless, the animals were out.

Farm internships are a great way to gain hands-on experience.  Interns can provide significant on-farm help, as well.  That being said, an internship is a learning experience, which means there will be mistakes on occasion.


  1. I'm curious how you use the electric netting in brush. Maybe you have to clear a strip first or find some way to get around the major portions.

  2. We usually weave the nets through the brush, although sometimes we cut a line.