Note to self, though, don't ever decide to trim bridlepaths while on cold medicine. It sounded like a good idea at the time. Sunny needs a corrective clip, but that will have to wait for a less windy day.
G had the boys locked out of the top lot so that they could fill the corn bin today. They'd been when I got there, but the delivery guy didn't close up the bin when he left. I have climbed up to do it a time or two, but with the way the wind was gusting, I decided today wasn't going to be one of those days.
After they'd both had an opportunity to wet their muzzles and dribble down my front, I locked them back out, to their great disgust. They resumed their post by the gate, since it also happens to be a good spot to tuck in out of the wind.
G's been working on the electric fence, and it was clicking loudly away up by the barn. Hoping that meant it was fixed down below as well, and that I could turn off the portable, I grabbed the fence tester out of the truck and hooked it carefully over the wire by the barn. Carefully, because I swear G sets the voltage on STUN! It does discourage the sheep and the calves from ducking through it - but I've seen sparks shoot out clear out the bottom of the tester on occasion.
Unfortunately, I think I may need a new tester. When I touched the ground on a handy stake, not only did the tester not shoot sparks, it didn't light up whatsoever. One more thing to add to the TSC list for my next visit.
Off to check the weather and see if there are any rain clouds headed in our direction. I sure hope so!