sandhiller wrote:What I am trying out for a river crossing:
This about 100 yards side. One side of river, I have a pole about 10 ft high. Other side I have a post with a good anchor behind it, about 50 ft high on the hill side. Between the two, I strung two strands of barbed wire. Wires were hung down from that to support a electric fence tape. This has been up about 20 years, but tape was always getting broke. Last year I strung a other strand of barbed wire high enough that I could stand in River and reach it. That is insulated at ends as well as on support wires comming down from the suspension wires. It is hooked to a fencer
From that wire, I hung electric fence tape down to about 2 ft above the water. I put one about every foot. It took lots of electric fence tape, but been working good. When the wind blows hard, cows could probably walk under, but they don't. My cows know what electric fence tape is and when It is fluttering in the wind, they stay away from it.
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