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Predator Watch!!!!

As you have read in one of my previous posts…a part of taking care of your livestock includes managing predators that also want to enjoy your animals.

The coyotes have been getting closer and closer to the herd. I have several young calves and I am on HIGH alert.

Last night the coyotes were up around the farmhouse….like….close!!!! So close that I found scat in the pasture right next to the farmhouse:

One of the things that is important to learn is recognizing scat. Scat is the term for the droppings of animals. Understanding scat is an important tool in identifying an animal as well as understanding that animals health. At first sighting this morning I thought that this animal had been eating cockroaches….but after a closer look ….it has made me thing that those brown oval things are seeds.???

Interesting….

Sweet Rain…Brings Sweet Grass…

Out of the Dust!!!

Out of this Saharan dust storm walked momma and….her new calf! I’ll post more pictures of this newest baby when I am able to get a cleaner picture…a picture that isn’t blurred by all of this unbelievable dust!!

Is it Thawing???

It looks like a thaw is in the making! Temperature this morning was about 10 degrees according to my outdoor thermometer…but it’s on the rise…slowly and the ice is receding….slowly…

Stay warm my fellow ranchers and keep your eye on the temperature tonight because my friend Eric Berger at spacecityweather.com says it will be cold until this weekend when we may be able to put on our shorts and sun bathe!!