Wednesday, July 25, 2012


We have discovered skunk on the property again. They are nocturnal and along with the fox and some other nasty creatures of the night they are all working to destroy our chicken flock. Because, you know, everybody loves chicken.

Homer knew it was a skunk because the back of the farm stinks like them when he is out in the middle of the night, searching for them. And then, in the morning there was a hole in a pen and chickens missing. And it really smelled strongly of skunk.

There are a number of ways these nocturnal creatures can be stopped. Homer gets up and goes out there, sets traps, reinforces pens.

We are currently looking for a dog of an independent, guard the flock type of breed. The kind that sleep all day and chase all night, on their own, so the farmer can also sleep. Scouring Craigslist. Asking around. Better to feed a pen full of chicken to our dog rather then the ones here to take them each night.

Can you see the hole? Barely visible.

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