We find value in providing wildlife habitat on our farm. We have an appreciation for the natural surroundings and we feel there’s a need for balance between our food animals and local wildlife.
This hunting season, a friend of ours set up a trail camera that captured some awesome sights. It’s a reminder to us that we’re providing more than what meets the everyday eye.
That said, sometimes we do have to protect our domesticated sheep from being prey. Our electric fences are typically enough to keep predators at bay, but sometimes coyotes will make a wrong, life-changing choice to enter a field. I’m not trying to be funny – this is merely a reality of farming.
Trust me when I say that there are plenty of coyotes left in these woods. One simply has to listen on any given night to the
sweet eerie sounds of activity. Personally I like that coyotes keep the deer population somewhat in check – less chances for me to have an auto accident. But our sheep are off-limits. Usually.