Luckily I have some wonderful neighbors to the west of my yard and another sweet woman across the road.
Both of these neighbors have given me permission to let my cows graze in their yards... I used to tie them to graze which was OK but they would get tangled up in their leads.
So last year I invested in a portable electric fence,
It's wonderful! I am able to both set the fence up and take it down by myself and easily control how much time they spend in one spot, which is important because I don't want to over graze my neighbors' properties.
OK so here's what I have, it's a nifty little fence called the "Smart Fence". It has 4 wires that can be unwound and wound back up together.
I decide where I want to put them for a few hours, and pull the wires out....
is important because it controls the power flow so
when the animal touches the wire the shock is just a pulse)
The cows love it, they see me get the fence out and follow me to watch me set it up... then they run over to their little "room"...