I use basic side cutters, some people call them dykes. I use the long side of the cut area to help attach it to other wire if that's what it being attached to, just bend it around the wire with needle nose pliers, otherwise I cut it off.
Bill I hope you can get your heart rate under control soon.
After spending millions of dollars and trying everything under the sun to eradicate it the discovery was made that goats love Kudzu. If heavily grazed they will kill it off too.
For those that don't know Kudzu is known as the vine that ate the South. It was imported for erosion control and kinda got out of hand because it grows fast and the waxy coating on the leaves prevent it from being killed by herbacides.
The other day I was wondering about the deer. Some grasses are poisonous during times of drought like Johnson grass and the Sudan grasses, milo and corn too but yet deer graze on them and I haven't run across any carcases or heard of any from nitrate poisoning. Does it not bother them?
From what I've seen and read it's usually extended eating of the poisonous plants that usually effects them. I've seen goats eat milkweed and not show any effect on them.
Greybear... that's why they are called teenagers...The only things that matter is what they want to do. From what I've seen you post about your kids, you have done a fine job raising them