The sun is out and time to climb back on that chilly tractor. Today’s assignment – ferry fencing supplies up the hillside, then clear the future fence line with the brush hog. Sounds like fun….!!!
The day after Thanksgiving the turkeys were emboldened. One gobbler decided to get a free meal inside the retirement pen for my older ewes. The sheep did not mind the freeloader, letting it eat away till the grain was all gone. Just hope he doesn’t pass the word….
Kitty is setting the pace around here on this overcast day – no book, no fences, just feeding the herd today. I’m planning to spend the rest of this rainless day enjoying the ambience out here and getting my 10,000 steps in….
What a year 2020 has been. Unfortunately, the virus is back again. Instead of relatives for Thanksgiving I’m surrounded by turkeys. The birds don’t seem too worried, tonight’s dinner will be lingcod and tuna steaks…
Since the sheep herd is down to 70 it’s time to rethink the fencing arrangement for the main pasture. I want the new fence to be fawn-friendly. That means it wont be as secure for predators, but they are staying out of the pastures since I’m here so much due to Covid. The new grazing pasture will be 50-acres and will have plenty of space for the wildlife to make their journeys back and forth from the forest/wetlands. I’m hoping it’s completed by January.
This was the original image I was planning to post before the big North Bank Fire suddenly erupted. After a few tense days, plus a week of choking smoke life slowly returned to normal. What a year – the Pandemic, fires all around, the upheaval in the streets and crazy politics. I think these two deer had the right idea…..just enjoy the forest.