|Not a clean death - she was covered in puncture bite marks|
and badly bruised. We think the neck wound was inflicted
when the fox tried to pull the carcass through the sheep wire.
|A good old fashion (goose) stew with |
|Goosey Gumbo? This lovely soup (over rice) made a fitting|
end to the fox's abandoned prize.
|The day after losing her 'sister', one of the|
survivors gives us the first goose egg of
|Still spoiled rotten and sleeping indoors at this stage, Lily and|
the month old lamb, Tigger.
|Outdoors now - breakfast with Mum and Aunts on |
|A 2018 first, the new kitchen windows are|
thrown open to let some warm air through
as the sun shines brightly outside. Spring
Naturally we are back on high alert, Fox-Watch for all the hours that the birds are out of their sheds and free ranging. We have also abandoned all our optimistic foolish ideas that this might be a one-off, fox, a 2017 youngster turfed out of the home earth and roaming around looking for a territory to call his own. He came on the 2nd Jan, took the duck on 8th Feb, and has now come back on the 17th and 18th. He is now a local and regular visitor, though he didn't come back on Monday or today. While he is all unpredictable and careful, there is little we can do about this except keep watch and listen to what those Guinea Fowl tell us. However, if he starts to get regular, predictable and a bit complacent, then we have some options. Wish us luck.
|Briefly chaotic Living Room scene, books|
|One of the book walls!|