Friday, January 2, 2009
Goth the Destroyer and a Spot of Ugliness
~Goth, in all his ramming ways is not happy.~~Look at what I had to do to keep him penned up and also keep my gate intact. I had to tie a wood pallet to the inside of my gate with the oh-so-lovely orange baling twine to keep Goth from ramming the gate to smithereens. This is so ugly, makes my eyes hurt from the ugliness.~And looky here, more ugliness and destruction. Goth rammed these gates crooked. The tarps are to keep him from seeing the sheep on the other side, so he just rips holes through the tarps and rams two thicknesses of livestock panels til they are bent. See all the baling twine I have tied here there and everywhere to keep the fence up and Goth out of some of the other sheep pens.
~Close up of some of Goth's handiwork.Look at what he did to the gate, the 100% lifetime guaranteed, heavy duty, gate.~Another portion of the fence, the fence posts barely standing. It is scary to watch the fence posts literally go up in the air and out of the 2 foot holes they were sunk in as Goth rams them. He rams the fence posts, trees, gates, whatever... with pretty much no noticeable effect on him. ~A cottonwood tree trunk with Goth's and his father Torques' horn work showing. The tree died. It was a HUGE tree. There is another dead cottonwood a few feet away. Can you see Goths' very young half-brother peeking from the left side of the trunk ? I think his horns will be bigger than Goth's. Anyway, when you see what a ram can easily do, you must realize they are not easy to keep, even very docile and hornless rams. ~We don't like the ugly fences. Goth was penned up for a day while we repaired the fences and moved him out of the ewe pen and put him back in the ram pen. We will wait until spring when we plan to make a much better and attractive fence that will hopefully be able to withstand his ram power.~"destroy: to bring to ruin or demolish in any way. To tear down: wrench apart: knock or pull to pieces: to take away completely the value or usefulness of :ruin, lay waste." Funk and Wagnalls Dictionary
I think Goth fits that description, don't you?
Blessings: my sheep, a husband who helps me keep sheep, a husband who helps me repair ram damage, my husband