Back when my dad ran this place, keeping some dry sows outdoors
in the summer was a great way to gain space
and cut way back on the labor. Electric fencing was a
quick and highly effective way of containing them.
The downside of electric fence became obvious when it came time
to move them back indoors or to another area - they would not cross
the place where the wire had been for anything. Usually ended up
taking another wire behind them and touching it to their hindquarters
and then they would scoot over . . .
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root". Henry D. Thoreau.