Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's shocking.

Late yesterday afternoon, a friend called and asked if we wanted to go fishing at a different lake then ours. I was restless, yet still had a slight headache, but I said yes. We went, sat in the shade and had a really nice 2 hours of fishing. The only thing the kids caught was a turtle, but we could see fish everywhere.
(Side note: If turtle catching were an Olympic sport, my daughter and her friends would own the gold. 19 in 1 day. AND many by hand.)
After we left the lake, we drove down the road to a big old farm house that my friends husband was working on. He was going to meet up with us while we were fishing, so we stopped to tell him we were headed home. Behind the house is a HUGE horse farm. Acres and acres.
Near where we were, was a momma horse and her colt. The colt was so cute and playful, the kids were so excited. I'm watching this from the truck and and out of the corner of my eye, I see my daughter scream and start crying, shaking. She was holding her arm, so I thought she had scratched herself against the old wire fence. Two seconds later, I realized chances were good the fence was electrified. I was right. Thank all things sweet and holy, that she didn't actually wrap her hand around the wire. She only touched her forearm to it. It sent electricity all the way up her arm, where she said it felt like it exploded. I was scared to death. And PISSED OFF. The fence was old and the electric part was the tiny wire running across the top. NOWHERE, down the length of houses that backed this farm, was there a sign stating that it was an electric fence. The house that we were at, has tenants with children!! It ends up that my friends Mother-in-law has taken this guy to the township repeatedly about putting up a sign. He hasn't. NOW, he has to deal with me. He's lucky my daughter was hurt badly. Still, there is NO excuse!!
I'll let you know when I'm the new owner of that horse farm.....

8 comments:

AndreAnna said...

OH, I love me some angry momma-fighting!

Hannah said...

Oh my gosh!!

Go get him!!

Birdie said...

*grrrr* I'm sorry that happened! Thank heaven for mamas.

chefmom said...

andreanna: Oh, it's gonna get ugly!!

hannah: It really was scary. afterwards, I learned it only sends a warning shock first, but still....no signs?!

birdie: I was SO mad! We'll see what the outcome is. I'm taking him to the township FOR SURE!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh My. First THANK GOD nothing happened to your daughter. I am relieved to hear that. But, that dood really needs to put up a sign. That is sofa king dangerous. I cant wait for you to go get em!

CassJustCurious said...

That is SO very scary - I can't believe that.

meleah rebeccah said...

Have you filed a complaint yet? Any news on this?

kellypea said...

That's pretty scary. I wonder what the current is running through that thing.