Last week we had a visitor during the night that tore down some fence along the main road and left the scene. The field where the fencing was damaged held 30+ weanling calves and Miracle. Our neighboring farm manager came to visit to let us know about it on a very foggy cold morning and luckily the calves were on the opposite side of the field. The driver did the damage and ran leaving what could have been a very dangerous situation especially for people going to work that morning and the bus full of kids going to school if the calves had got in the road. It was so foggy that morning that we could not see more than 10 yards in front of us but thankfully it only took about 30 minutes to repair.
We had just paid a fencing company to build this stretch of fencing in January due to the urgency of getting the calves in a secure field away from their mama’s while we waited for the right time to sale. The mama’s needed a couple months of recuperating before their new babies arrived this month.
We were upset the fence was torn down but more upset thinking about what could have been a more disastrous situation. I would hope that if it ever happens again that the driver would have the common courtesy of letting us know as soon as it happens!!