Happy Friday friends and Earth Day (I didn’t forget about it but was knee deep). To me, Earth Day is everyday and honoring our pachamama daily is a vital necessity.
Besides, I’ve been sooooo excited to have a little fun with The Tricketer Himself!
“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me”!
I got text from our neighbor at 1:30 a.m. saying that the coyotoes were in our backyard singing in the howlng Choir. I didn’t hear them (thanks to bad hearing and my hearing aide out) and Hunter wasn’t going ballistic.
They HAD 75 guinea foul, (If you have ever woken up and gone to sleep with 75 of them squaking you might be looking for a shot gun). to pick the ticks off the the 6 goats that are the official lawn mowers of their property, chickens and turkeys (those are all gone now too). Luckily for us, unfortunately for them; nature took care of the problem. They have tortises, rabbits, 2 or 3 miniture ponies, 2 llamas, a cat and 6 dogs. Ok therein lies the food source for my thrice daily visits from the coyote.
Last year a mountain lion jumped their fence and took down 2 of their goats and the coyote drug off the remains. Their dogs and the coyotes ate all of the quinea fowl and chickens one by one so the food source is going down THANK GOD. LOVE THEM…. AND BUT…… SAD, I KNOW. But as the saying goes… “walk in someone elses shoes”.
Sooooo, the poor coyote is now left to look for food elsewhere and now that we know the source of the problem, we handle one portion of it. Sure enough, he was coming for the Date palm seeds and I caught him or one of them on camera here in action. Let’s be clear, he’d rather have a cat so before you feel too sorry for him cuz he’s skinny, let’s remember he is an uninvited guest.
The pictures are from my kitchen window so not to clear but that is where my hot tub is and and where our animals are othen. Well were, until we stopped letting the cats out unless we’re with them of course. Hunter could take him, but I don’t want to risk him being dinner, especially if the pack comes to lure him off.
Sooooo, now that we knew the problem we knew what to do so we got to it!
The cycle of life can drive you crazy if you let it so why not make it a game. It’s the memories you’ll remember and how you approach it, rather than the catch. Never give up trying and laughing because eventually you’ll find the solution or you’ll die trying. Just keep laughing….. It feels better!
YAYYYYYYY. The thousands of seeds are all gone and we’re sooooo hoping this does the trick! Hunter is the best babysitter seen above as he is guarding Star, our once feral. Now if this doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what will. hahahahha!
We have people move our signs to pull in and turn around in our driveway daily which is getting soooo old. I do hope the coyote can read better than them. 🤣
Have a great weekend and have some fun whatever you do. Life is too short not to. We will hopefully get our garden planted this weekend and get one last precious night with our daughter when she gets back from the wedding she has been at in San Louis Obispo, Ca and hopefull she will arrive with a nice bottle of wine. Hint hint.
Blessings of love and laughter always,
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