Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 18, 2010


No, not the network. A real live bushy tailed varmint seeking to steal and kill my livestock. War is officially declared! I know I have spoken of our funny little guinea, Martin. Martin was a really asset to the farm. He was a great bug hunter in the garden while being oh so gentle with the plants. Martin, was an awesome guard dog (guinea?) in training. Martin also helped to round up chickens in the evening and do the daily feed chores. My dogs never suffered a tick long as long as Martin was allowed to groom them while they napped. Martin, slept on the side porch and guarded the side door all night. Unfortunately, that is where the fox found him early one morning and the dogs were too late to save him. I know it was a fox because it was back at 5 am this morning. It was back on the porch, looking for another meal. This is one brave fox. But sometimes being so brave can actually be pretty stupid. It will be back and I will be waiting. We really miss Martin, the farm just isn't the same without him.


Brenda said...

Kat, I so hate hearing that. I know you are gonna miss him quite abit.
Many times I worry that I will wake up and something will have happeded to my chickens.

LilacCottageGoats said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We had a pet chicken, her name was Myrtle. She would hang out with me in the garden. She would scatch for worms as I planted. She would go and visit the neighbor, and love to sit on my lap. She was killed by a huge raccoon. Needless to say we waited for and killed him. So what I trying to say is I know how you feel.

Kelle said...

Oh Kat, sorry to hear of your loss :o( We had a con get in and kill 5 baby turkeys and almost killed the hen. I know it's nature, but it is maddening. Hope you get the fox, so you don't loos anything else.