Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2011, 09:38 PM
R Leo's Avatar
Stella!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: En te l'eau Rant
Posts: 5,393
Net wire

Made mercy trip to G-town late Sunday afternoon to help Thing One and bride build fencing for their, get this, goats. Most of us would consider all the things involved with animals like goats before actually acquiring the beasts. Not my offspring...at least not the one in G-town.

I got a call Saturday morning asking about the best way to put up 350' of 4"x 4" net wire fencing. Being the Dad I am, I couldn't stand the thought of sitting on their back porch at some point in the indeterminate future and looking at $250 of net wire draped along posts like so much fish net. So, I loaded up the little tractor, fence tools and sundry other items and headed down to their hut.

The posts and rails were already in place so I just cleared alot of brush along the fence lines and then we used the tractor to carry and unreel the infinitely heavy roll of net wire by hanging it from the bucket. At the ends of the runs, we sandwiched the fencing between two 2x4s and then used the tractor like a deadman and with a cable come-a-long chained to the 2x4, tightened the net wire to a nice tension then stapled it to the posts and rails.

TO had to go to work today so we pushed on through, working Monday until dark and got all of it up and finished out. It's the first time either either of us have ever messed with net wire and I have to say it turned out looking damned nice.

Loaded it all up and headed back home about 11:30 this morning. I'm pretty much beat to a nub today.

Goats...
They have a couple of Nubian does and a pair of miniatures. They're more fun than watching Rick Perry at a debate; you folks should consider getting some.

__________________
Never a dull moment at Berry Hill Farm.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2011, 10:40 PM
The Clk Man's Avatar
Saved By Grace
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Heaven Bound
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by R Leo View Post
Made mercy trip to G-town late Sunday afternoon to help Thing One and bride build fencing for their, get this, goats. Most of us would consider all the things involved with animals like goats before actually acquiring the beasts. Not my offspring...at least not the one in G-town.

I got a call Saturday morning asking about the best way to put up 350' of 4"x 4" net wire fencing. Being the Dad I am, I couldn't stand the thought of sitting on their back porch at some point in the indeterminate future and looking at $250 of net wire draped along posts like so much fish net. So, I loaded up the little tractor, fence tools and sundry other items and headed down to their hut.

The posts and rails were already in place so I just cleared alot of brush along the fence lines and then we used the tractor to carry and unreel the infinitely heavy roll of net wire by hanging it from the bucket. At the ends of the runs, we sandwiched the fencing between two 2x4s and then used the tractor like a deadman and with a cable come-a-long chained to the 2x4, tightened the net wire to a nice tension then stapled it to the posts and rails.

TO had to go to work today so we pushed on through, working Monday until dark and got all of it up and finished out. It's the first time either either of us have ever messed with net wire and I have to say it turned out looking damned nice.

Loaded it all up and headed back home about 11:30 this morning. I'm pretty much beat to a nub today.

Goats...
They have a couple of Nubian does and a pair of miniatures. They're more fun than watching Rick Perry at a debate; you folks should consider getting some.
You might want to "goat" get some rest.
__________________
For the Saved, this world is the worst it will ever get.
For the unSaved, this world is the best it will ever get.

Clk's Ebay Stuff BUY SOMETHING NOW!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2011, 11:00 PM
Botnst's Avatar
What knockers!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: There castle.
Posts: 41,515
When my wife and I were '70's hippies we had a pair of nubian does that I milked. They were great animals that we'd take for long walks in the woods, them nibbling every sweet bit of browse they could snatch as we meandered down forest lanes. When I retire I'm going back to goats and chickens and a pair of muscovies.
__________________
'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other'
- Ronald Reagan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2011, 11:04 PM
t walgamuth's Avatar
dieselarchitect
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lafayette Indiana
Posts: 35,767
I'd love to turn one or two small goats loose in my little urban woods but I think the zoning ordinance would prevent it. The fence thing is a little much too.

Maybe one day.
__________________
[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-17-2011, 06:00 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texafornia
Posts: 5,493
I thought this was about i net wiring or some new service related to.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Botnst's Avatar
What knockers!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: There castle.
Posts: 41,515
With goats you can't expect cattle or hog wiring to work. They are nimble, intelligent (for a ruminant) and determined. They are even more herd-oriented than cows or horses in that they maintain closer herd distances with a lot of grooming and touching. Use that to you advantage. Get them to acknowledge that you are the herd leader. You do this by providing for them and spending time with them. With you as the leader they will become accustomed to fences as boundaries and live by your routine. You MUST have a routine or they will freelance. Like milk cows.
__________________
'Government is like a baby:
An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and
no sense of responsibility at the other'
- Ronald Reagan
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Posting since Jan 2000
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,649
Quote:
Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
I'd love to turn one or two small goats loose in my little urban woods but I think the zoning ordinance would prevent it. The fence thing is a little much too.

Maybe one day.

Yep, that's probably about item number 4,634 on my list of reasons NOT to live in the city. I don't want goats, but I want the freedom to do as I please within the law on my place.

My neighbor had a Swiss Goat named Dolly when I first bought our place 25 years ago. She was as good a pet as any dog I ever saw. He has a bunch of really nice trees around a large pond near my South fence. Dolly kept the low hanging branches eaten off and it always made the area look really immaculate.

This guy takes incredibly great care of his place and goes out and trims all these trees up himself since Dolly died. He said he knew he would never have another Goat that would be such a great pet and share the pastures so well with his cattle so he does the work himself.

Unfortunately the Keystone XL pipeline will take out that pond and many of those trees. It will also take over 180 trees on my place including two Burr Oaks that are about 150 to 200 years old.
__________________
2 Thessalonians 3:10
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-18-2011, 08:14 AM
elchivito's Avatar
ĦAy Jodido!
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Rancho Disparates
Posts: 4,075
Now you're talkin' my language. I have lots of goats, both dairy and meat breeds. Many grand champions and many with permanent milk stars on their pedigrees. I'm a licensed judge for several goat breed registries.Capra Aegagrus Hircus is underappreciated in this country. Worldwide, far more people live on goat milk and meat than that which comes from cattle. As dairy animals, goats provide far better feed conversion (the amount of milk produced from the amount of feed consumed) than dairy cows, they are much less fussy about feed than cattle and in small scale production can breed and milk for a dozen years. Goat meat is very mild in flavor, lean and very high in Omega 3 and 6 fats.
Encourage the kid to get to know a vet who will treat goats. Many won't, even large animal vets often will claim ignorance, even though the ailments that affect most dairy cattle and other ruminants are all pretty similar. Nine out of ten ailments are going to be either digestive or lactation related. Direct them to this, the absolute best personal dairy goat website I have found:
Fias Co Farm- Dairy goats, Cheesemaking
__________________
You're a daisy if you do.
__________________________________
84 Euro 240D 4spd. 220.5k sold
04 Honda Element AWD
1985 F150 XLT 4x4, 351W with 270k miles, hay hauler
1997 Suzuki Sidekick 4x4
1993 Toyota 4wd Pickup 226K and counting
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-18-2011, 08:18 AM
Posting since Jan 2000
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,649
Yes, I've always been under the impression that Goats, Chickens and Rabbits are the most efficient farm animals.
__________________
2 Thessalonians 3:10
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-18-2011, 11:21 AM
amosfella's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vulcan, AB, Canada
Posts: 787
I don't understand rabbits being efficient... It takes more nutrients to digest the rabbit that you get from eating it... Maybe we should make a new Yuppie diet that used that....
__________________
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to stand by and do nothing.

Too many people tip toe through life, never attempting or doing anything great, hoping to make it safely to death... Bob Proctor

'95 S320 LWB
'87 300SDL
'04 E500 wagon 4matic
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-09-2012, 07:38 AM
jplinville's Avatar
Conservative
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dayton, Ohio region
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher02 View Post
I happen to own one but I would like a second one for family. I can't seem to find one anywhere. I do not want a nylon or rubberized net since the wire mesh one I have seems to be the best. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Sure...I'd love to help you. Here...

__________________
1987 560SL
85,000 miles




Meet on the level, leave on the square. Great words to live by

Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread. - Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page