So, here's the scoop. A new rescue dog (Gunner) joined the family about two months ago and when he recovered from his heartworm treatment, was charging like a bullet out of the house and right down the driveway to places unknown. And, he started taking our other dog, Dudley with him. Not good. Not good at all.
So handy Rick put in 600' of fencing to come off the donkey yard and surround our house with plenty of room for two black dogs to run like maniacs. That also meant a gate had to go across the driveway. Not so convenient, but necessary.
When the donkey yard gate is open and the driveway gate is closed, three donkeys, in addition to two black dogs, are enclosed. They are delighted to be able to wander over another acre of land, but it's a devil to chase them through the woods when it's time to come back in!