If he doesn't stay put this time.
Yes, that's right. Elmo was out again on Monday when I went to go feed (he had used his sizable girth to bend the fence down and get out). And then again yesterday.
Neighbors pissed. Mower pissed. Me pissed. Elmo happy to be able to graze wherever he felt like...
So yesterday I caught him and then tied him to a tree. Problem solved. OK, not really... although it was very tempting to just leave him there. I'm sure Mower would have applauded that decision. The rest of the animal loving world, not so much.
So today I took the morning off from work and completely reconfigured the pasture. I was using the existing (hahahaha) fence for 3 sides and then using hot tape for the 4th side. When I went to look at the "existing" fence, I saw that it (in actuality) was not actually there. Like nothing. No fence at all. Just big blackberry bushes... which will hold in Flash and Aspen, but not Frank the Tank. Or Elmo. Or whatever curse word I'm using for his name that day.
So, I decided that I would just use the hot tape around the whole thing up to the barn and corral area. It took a while and it was very damp. By the time I was done I was covered in mud and soaking wet... but I did it. Success.
Now, if that doesn't hold him I'm just going to tie him to the tree. Permanently...
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