Follow us on a journey of farm living and getting back to basics...
Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm
Our Olde English "Babydoll" Sheep and their lambs
Monday, May 5, 2014
A lesson learned by all...
Today I made a mistake, and Mrs Raccoon also made an error in judgement. While I let the chickens out, I did not stay there and watch over them the way I should this time of year. If you look really close, this is a nursing mama who got into our coop!
When I went in to collect eggs this was my first clue, and then suddenly mama raccoon came flying out of the nesting boxes. She only got a few eggs...
I caught her just in time, she was on to the next nesting box. She is a hungry nursing mama and we must be the best advocates for our farm animals this time of year. We will no longer be leaving the door to the coop open when the chickens are out.
Autumn the wonder dog was on the scene and was doing everything she could to teach that raccoon a lesson. This she learned from our past dogs and she takes this job very seriously!
So to avoid Autumn/Mama Coon contact, Autumn was placed into the over flow chicken coop run and I proceeded to move Mama Coon out gently with a stick. She quickly got onto the roof and sat there, panting, terrified and exhausted.
Hopefully her and I have both learned a lesson, I know I sure have! We have to live with wildlife, we all have the right to be here!