The brand new Solar Powered Electric Bear Repelling Fence is up around two of the hives and charging.
The gate isn't up yet, but will be Monday ad then No More Bears. Not that they have tried yet, but no sense closing that barn door after the horse is gone....(See what a Farmer I am now???)
The gate needed to be big enough to drive a truck thru. In case some one ever needed to move a hive. Not that a sane person would want to pick up a hive of bees and move it.... (Could this be foreshadowing of a further adventure???)
And here are some pictures from the instructions that Hans and I found rather amusing. (I'll add a photo in the morning)
I don't understand EXACTLY but it seems there are three metal rods that need to be driven in the ground to create a Good Ground System. You place one hand on the electric bit and one on the ground, to test this. Here is a picture of a Good Ground System.
And here is what can happen to our poor Farmer, (or Woodsman Hans) if you do this test and have created a Bad Ground System.
If you were following the comments on the last post, you wail know that I successfully managed to enroll in college today. Due I must say to my own perseverance and wits and not because the college makes it easy. It got to be kind of funny the more offices I visited, and mind you, I am not applying to Harvard, I only want to audit on little French Course.
Here was one of my comments, on the funniest part of the adventure..
""I was dealing with Crusty Older Man who did not seem to be either a people person or a yes person. SO when he said "Garland, ha-ha, you related to Judy?' I said, kid you not..."Yes. They call me LIZA, short for Lorraine, and I am a bloody celebrity, and I'd appreciate it if you would start treating me like one"
His next words? "HA! I like you! Give me that" faxes my Paper, Fod knows what it was for, which he had told me I had to take to yet another office, and gets on the phone and I hear...Yeah, enter this now, she's a CELEBRITY I'll get you an autographed photo....""
When he finally left me with yet another person he said "Don't worry, Carol here won't bite" I said "Worried? Me? I survived YOU didn't I???"
And made a new friend.
As I drove home thinking, long day, so ready for some Buffy, need couch, and other such deep thoughts, I saw a cat sitting in the street. In the middle of the street. Stupid cat, I thought, going to get nailed.
(You SO know where this is going..)
Escape Artist Mim. There she was. Only this time, the doors were locked and shut. No screens were off.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio...
Love and Electric,