This past spring we decided that we needed to build a new outdoor pig pasture for our two 450lb pigs. After some internet research we constured the fencing using three strands of electric fence wire about six inches apart. We used cedar posts at the corners. And fiberglass poles to hold the wire in place. That seem to work for awhile, the pigs knew there boundaries, and they didn't dare touch that fence. Around the begaing of August, my fiance was working on the goat pen, so turn off the eletric charger. He forgot to turn it back on. Four days later we get a call at 330 in the morning from the local PD asking us if we have pigs and if they are missing. They were two adult pigs roaming near the local convience stores. Sure enough when we looked at back, the pigs were gone. Our pigs literally went to the market!!! :Bawling: So after a couple hours we manged to coax back to the farm with a couple of loaves of bread. As soon as we got them back into the pen, we plug the fence back in. We hadn't had any problems since. Until today. Like all pigs they like to root, and appraently they rooted a large enough ditch on the back side of the fence to get out. They got out, and this time they went in the opposite direction decided to go shopping at the local Agway next door. This time there escaped cost us. They did some dameged, rooted up some shrubs, spilled roofing tar all over the front walk way. I don't know how mutch this going to cost us. Bottom line is we need to come up with an alternative fencing situation. Something that is not going to cost us an arm and a leg(we need money for the wedding) Is it okay to keep these pig out side during the winter? We live in Maine and it can get really cold here. Please somebody help us.