Monday, May 11, 2009

Horse people, help me out!

So I need some help with you Horse People out there. Last year we installed Hot Tape for our cross fencing. Well since that time I tore down the overhang on our barn, so I needed to move the charger box for the fence.

I re-installed new ground rods, and I don't know if this reading on the fence is strong enough. We have the 3 mile charger, and I'm 99% sure the install is correct, but our reading seems low to me.

Re-doing the Hot Tape.. from ron upshaw on Vimeo.

Let me know what your reading is... I don't want to zap the horses too hard, but I want them to respect the hot tape. I'm thinking we might need to buy a 5 or 10 mile charger box to up the zap?

Please leave me a comment if you think this looks wrong, needs to be tweaked, or even looks right.


Pre-Garden Prep for this year...

Last year was my first year to garden. I tried the "Square Foot Gardening" method with a raised bed. I got OK results last year, but I think that the depth of the soil wasn't enough. So I modified the raised beds to make them deeper. The one thing that I was totally right about is that the raised beds make it much easier to weed and maintain... that part I like.

Modifing the Raised Gardens... from ron upshaw on Vimeo.

I've since filled these bad boys up with about 2 tons of Llama poop manure from my neighbor Bill, and have planted a bunch of starters, I'll post that up soon.

See You Next Time!