Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Electrifying?

The local farmer informed us, as she delivered the weekly eggs, that someone is tampering with the electric fence that borders our garden as well as others. The battery is connected to a solar panel and is discreetly hidden very near the back of our greenhouse. I was shown how the solar panelled battery system works and very definitely someone has bothered to come up and flick the switch off. The farmer says it is well known that dog walkers tamper with electric fences in fields where they think they have a right to roam. There is a footpath through this field so why on earth should someone bother to creep up in full view of our house and switch it off.

To prove a point, during that very next night the battery was switched off, the cows broke the electric fence in several places. The cows did no damage as all of us have post and rails boundaries. I have now volunteered to check the battery morning and evening. I am left wondering how people can be so petty to wander around in the night turning off electric fences. I might scare these people off if I were to sit in our greenhouse all night, jump out in my hideous nightie and say "boo". What do you think?

12 comments:

MarmiteToasty said...

I double dare you.......

x

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Malc said...

A shotgun perhaps? Mind you, look what happened to Tony Martin.

Carol said...

Why would someone do that?? I agree with you...seems very petty to me!!

I love the idea of you popping up in your nightdress :-D

C x

Maggie May said...

I think you should do that. Dress as a ghost and leap out!

Boyfromoz said...

You don't need to be in a hideous nightie to scare anyone - you've scared me all my life!
Pip Pip!

Mickle in NZ said...

Get the farmer to rigg up the switch to a huge hidden floodlight or a paintball gun - that will learn them!

Or even just a something that gives them a wee electric shock.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

People are petty aren't they and have no thought for others. What do they imagine the electric fence is for?! I laughed out loud though, picturing you jumping out in your nightie (hope it's a white one) and frightening whoever it is. A

mountainear said...

Nothing quite as scary as a 'Boo' from a lady in a nightie!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I'm with everyone else (the nightie scenario). I want to know who's doing this now....or...you could rig up the switch to play "Johnnie Walker" when it is switched off. What is that jingle he plays in the mornings?: "Get a move on!" - You in a nightie and a Johnny jingle at top volume would be a laugh. Let us know how it goes!

Lindsay said...

Word must hgave got around - the green light on the battery is still blinking!

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

My initial thought was to attach the wire to the underside of the switch.

But no, of course I wouldn't do that, perish the thought......