A 50 foot section of rope.
A brass bell with clip.
A large metal post to tie the rope to and pound into the ground.
Two additional hot lines ran along front of fence.
Lowering of additional hot lines after goat escape #1.
Goats live in chicken coop and eat out of the recycling bin. (Its the only "feed" bin we had...)
Mounding of dirt below gates to avoid goat escape. Shortly followed by realization it was much easier (and cheaper) just to lower the gates. Either way, it didn't work. Followed shortly by goat escape #2.
Installment of peanut butter covered tin-foil dangly pieces on electric fence. This was to try to get them to lick the peanut butter and shock their face teaching them that the fence is bad. Failed miserably. Either they don't like peanut butter, or they are exceptionally smart.
Purchase of goat tether. This is labor intensive and has dramatically increased the amount of time I spend repairing existing fence.
The discussion to perhaps add field fence to our arsenal of weapons took place last night. Sounds expensive, labor intensive and irritating. We were SO not cut out to raise goats.