Thursday 21 January 2016

Sheep Alert at the Orchard

We were driving back from shopping in Ashbourne and travelled past the orchard site. We noticed that sheep had appeared in the adjoining field. I had to rush back and perform some urgent fencing work to strengthen the weaker parts of the hedge between the fields. At the moment the electric fence is out of commission and there is a risk that sheep could stray into the orchard and damage the young trees. In theory the owner of the sheep has the responsibility to provide fencing ensure his animals don't stray on to our land, but he doesn't have a great history in that respect.

This afternoon I drove ten fence posts into the ground and installed about sixty feet (18 Metres) of wire stock fence.

Update 6th Feb 2016: So far no sheep on the orchard. My efforts paid off.

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