Win a copy of Straw Bale Building Details this week in the Straw Bale House forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Greg Martin
  • Mike Barkley
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Pearl Sutton

Cows vs RC  RSS feed

Posts: 633
Location: Soutwest Ohio
books food preservation homestead cooking rabbit tiny house
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This is seriously funny to watch, but it also got me thinking that it might be a great way to use the natural curiosity of cows as a means of herding them where you wanted them to go. It's like watching cats chase a laser pointer, but jumbo-sized!

Posts: 3366
Location: Kansas Zone 6a
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There is definitely room for APPROPRIATE automation on a farm, especially when dealing with animals.

As an example, one I looked at was automatic rotational grazing gates--they basically sit on a timer and open by themselves. It will allow you to do multiple moves of your paddocks with only one visit to the field. They were something like $700. CRAZY expensive for me when I can have a kid walk out to the paddock and do it for free. But someone that has a day job or renting land far from home can get a return on investment in a month or two.

And yes, that video is just plain fun to watch.
Posts: 7926
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have seen the RC Cobra helicopters, and thought "Wouldn't that be an entertaining way to chase off predators?"

The hawk sitting on a perch watching your hens.
The 'coon/fox heading for the chicken coop.
The squirrel who thinks you fill the bird feeder just for him.
Perhaps even the brown bear raiding your trash bin.

It would put the fear of the Almighty into almost any critter.
All from the comfort of your front porch, without even spilling your beer.
Evil is afoot. But this tiny ad is just an ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!