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Years ago this editor paid bills working a second job as a caretaker on a friend's horse ranch near Lake Conroe, Tex. As horse breeders know, the breeding and selling of horses is to be undertaken only by those with a love of the animal and another, preferably large, source of income. As such, one tends to become extremely creative (read "stingy") with resources wherever possible. One of the most creative methods of reducing expenses on the ranch was its solar-powered electric fence. With the use of a single solar panel and a 6-volt gel cell battery, it worked great and lasted a long time. With advanced technology, today's electric fence gel cell batteries will hold a charge for ...

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