Tag Archives: pasture

A New Camera

21 Dec

After my walk in pasture last weekend, I decided I needed a new camera.  I found this freshly dug den.  Note the paw prints all over the dirt.

I got a trail camera.

I’m pretty sure this is a coyote den.  It doesn’t look like it’s been occupied since I walked past it on the weekend, but our weather is warm, so it might just be waiting for cold weather.

I took the camera out and tried putting it on the fence, but I wasn’t having any luck, so I put it on a small tree.

Hopefully, I have it aimed properly.  The white arrow is pointing to the den.

We’ll see in a bit if I’m right on what dug that hole.  I just don’t know what I’ll do if it is a coyote.  I don’t think I’ve shared all of them, but I’ve had five coyote attacks on goats this year. They’ve been horrible this fall.

Margarita Osboer

Margarita is the only survivor.  Yes, those spots on her ears are all from the coyote attack.

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Missing Our Warm Weather

6 Dec

We’re back to cold weather, so the goats are stuck remembering the good weather from last weekend.

Bambi

Penny Lou

Caroline

Margarita

Zinnia

I kind of miss it too.

Walking the Perimeter

4 Dec

Yesterday, I had to go up to the north shed for a bit, so I decided I’d enjoy the unusually warm weather before we return to winter tomorrow.

I decided to walk the perimeter of the farm on my way back to the house.

I have to say, I love this old oak tree even if it is kind of in the middle of my cropland.  I really miss the one that fell several years ago.

On the back side, I got to see one blue jay.  Like I said the other day, there aren’t many birds out and about right now.

I hardly ever walk on this side of the field, so it was kind of nice to see the house and barn from this side.

By the time I got into the Back Forty, I was starting to wonder if it was a good idea to be walking out there.  Based on all the shooting, I’m guessing it was the opening of deer season.  Luckily, the stand just south of my farm was empty, and I didn’t get shot.

Sadly, I’m guessing this might be my last walk around the pasture for a while.