When I left you all last night, Lilly Ann was in the henyards on patrol. Imagine my shock when I went out there ten minutes later .... and she was gone.
If you squint, you can see where she pushed out the wire on the gate... fat lot of good it did me to staple a piece on the other day.
Keith has now strengthened both gates.
Here he is this morning, hanging the new gate before going to work.
And, as you see, there is now a barrier at the foot of each gate, and this one has wire hanging down in the opening under it.
While Keith worked, I let Lil out in the pasture for a while, and she spent some time sniffing at the coyote scent.
I was VERY afraid when I went out there last night.
Here's Lil going past the camera at 5:57 PM.
A raccoon at 6:43...
And here's trouble at 10:43.
I had brought Lilly in as soon as I went out there and found her loose.
There were two coyotes that visited in the middle of the night, and believe me, I would never risk Lilly with any of them.
I have the camera out there tonight, because I want to see if anyone gets past this:
I suspect the skunk and raccoon can find a way in, but it will be interesting to see if it stops the bigger predators for a few nights.
I did get SOME work done today... I have one garden bed just about ready for planting. Another load of dirt and manure went on top of this. I need to get some more, maybe tomorrow. We are planning on going to the Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show this weekend... just for kicks, as it is a tenth of what it used to be in the "old days", but we do like to go and look around.
That's it for the day from Calamity Acres!