Never a dull moment when you have animals. 😉
Last week we had coyotes trying to get at my turkeys! We woke up at 3 am to the sound of their ‘yipping’ just outside our bedroom window. Luckily hubby chased them off and they haven’t been back since.
We have a mouse (or two) in the house! They have been difficult to catch, despite our best efforts. Finally caught one in a trap this morning! I’m hoping Pixie learns to be a good mouser.
Pixie is very rambunctious! She goes from one trouble to the next. Climbing inside the dishwasher, hanging on the window screen, eating the dog food, chewing on cables… it’s like having a toddler in the house again! I’m thankful when she finally falls asleep.
The dogs have been leaving the property. Lucy took off the other evening and was gone for a few hours. I know if she is in ear-shot, she comes and she won’t ‘run away’ but still not acceptable. Before a thunderstorm, Buddy took off. He’s afraid of thunder. He was found a mile and a half away! Hence the leash. Too nice outside for them to be in but I don’t need them wandering off again.
My layers have access to a chicken yard. It is full of thistle and other tall growth. They’ve taken to laying their eggs in the tall grass. I didn’t find where they were laying until there was a clutch of about 6 or 8 eggs. Those ones got thrown out. It’s interesting trying to find that spot every morning.
The meat birds are ravenous every feeding. I guess that is the nature of the breed. But it makes it hard to fill the troughs when they are all diving in at once. We’re going through a lot of feed. They are just about ready to butcher. The black ones are layers. I’ll mix them with the others when they get a little bigger.
The goats have been doing fine. I put up a temporary fence so they have access to graze. They don’t wander far from their pen, but the fence keeps them from things they shouldn’t get into. 😉