life really can suck at times

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   Posted 1/6/2007 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
  I been having a hard time this past week I been having to get up so early or late at night that I'm just so out of it all the time and I feel like cr## all I want to do is sleep during the day and I can't even remember if I taking my meds at times (guess I'm going to have to buy one of those pill cases now lol) The moose have been coming down out of the hills so much and there just braking my horses fence line all the time, so everytime I hear them going nuts I know that a moose is in the pasture again!!!!!!!! My Arab Chinook is very protective of his area and chases them off braking more fence line then I find all three pigging out at the barn on the hay and ripping up the bags of brom feed and I have to get up fire up the snowmachine and run the fence line mending it and chasing off the moose. Today I'm cutting down there pasture to a small area by the barn and keep them in there stalls at night now and have to weld up a gate to keep them  in it but I just can't get up the srangth to do it. I been waking up and just panicing that a big bull moose will hurt one of my horses (there kind of like my kids to me and really help me out when I'm down and I don't want to see them get hurt or tangled up in the line and have to put one down) My anxiety has been so high lately I'm all run down and not getting the sleep I need that my depression is going down hill fast and I just can't think straght right now I just wan't this cr## to end so I can have my life back. I feel like I'm just rambling on so I will stop now.

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   Posted 1/6/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahh dave... that sucks... do you have any dogs to guard the pasture at night? Maybe that would help. A big Kuvasz or Border Collie would help... that or even a donkey makes a good watch animal.. (donkeys are one of the best watch "dogs" I hear)


I wish I had horses.

Moose are a pain, we have them here in Minnesota too, although they don't come this far south, they are up north, and can be kind of frightening as they are HUGE.

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   Posted 1/6/2007 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave, I'm so sorry. I know what you mean about your horses being like children to you. I will keep you in my prayers.
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   Posted 1/6/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
We have problems with deer breaking our elec wire fence here. Out pasture is only an acre and the spot they usually break is onlyabout 40' from the corner where they could avoid it, but they love shortcutting through the pasture!

Can imagine the damage a moose would do! At least the deer are not a threat to my horses. Keeping them closer to home is a good idea - for both of you!

Hope they move on soon so you can get more rest!


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   Posted 1/7/2007 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
  Yea they tend to wipe out a lot of fence line at a time I been replacing the the clips day and night I got two dogs but there both wolf hibreads that are pened up so they aren't much good for chasing off the moose and with all the snow we got there just coming out of the hills and trying to get at the hay I got 5 acres of fence line and trying to buy the 10 acres next to me for a hay field but I did get to make the gate for the barn before going back to sleep. The only thing that fish and game said I could do is to shot the moose if there fighting with the horses other whys I just have to deal with them wiping out a 100 feet or more of line at a time and at 10 below the hands just don't want to work well put up new clips and rewiring I feel like I get undressed for bed and I'm back up putting back on my snow gear just to fix the fence and chase off the moose over and over again.
 I hope that pening them up will help at night with my sleep
  signed Cowboy Up Dave
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