Monthly Archives: June 2011

Kids in the turkey coop

It’s always funny to me how every new thing built for livestock needs to be beta-tested by the kids first. Advertisements

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Grocery free month recap

Our month of not buying groceries is coming to a close, so I thought it was an appropriate time to write a sum-up report. I think Beth and I were both surprised by a few things.  We were surprised at … Continue reading

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Another update (and summary) on the chicken predation

Last night we lost another chicken – we’re now down to 10.  The difference this time though is we caught the culprit.  When we went out to investigate the commotion we found the both the dead chicken and a raccoon … Continue reading

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Another chicken dead

They were locked up in the coop, and one is dead this morning. It’s got to be a bobcat, there is a small hole left open for ventilation close to the roof of the coop where it must be getting in. This … Continue reading

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We may be dealing with a bobcat

Last night I put up the tent in the backyard.  This is the second weekend this summer the kids and I have gone ‘camping’ while Beth enjoys the luxury of an empty house. Unfortunately for Beth, Jesse was unable to … Continue reading

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How to set a foot trap for a fox (illustrated by Joe)

Joe was down here on Thursday setting a trap for a fox, as we suspected at that time it was killing our chickens.  He invited Jesse and I to come out and watch how it was done.  He let me … Continue reading

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The war on chicken predation

Our household now exists at a state of war.  At first I thought naming the war was kind of silly, but really the precedent has already been set in declaring war on a vague act – and no one will … Continue reading

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