Monday, January 24, 2011

Life Goes On

If you look closely, you can see the legs of the nursing calf

Sometimes I am still am saddened by the sick little calf who is no longer with us.  So this morning when I looked outside, I was cheered by the sight of another tiny calf who was standing with his mom and getting the nourishment he needs.  There may be saddness and loss to endure on a farm, but life goes on and new babies are born who are healthy and thrive.

We continue to encounter the mangy racoon every day.  He has discovered our bales of hay outside which Brian arranged and covered with a tarp as a cozy place for the cats.  Each morning Brian goes outside to get hay for the goats and finds the racoon staring back at him from behind one of the bales.  At the beginning of the week, the racoon ran quickly away when he heard Brian coming.  This morning, he was in no hurry to go anywhere and Brian had to scare him off with a rock.  We are still contemplating on how to deal with our new friend.  We would think him more of a menace if he did not have wounds on his back and legs from some kind of animal attack.  He is sadly pathetic and seems to be harmless in his current condition.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen and Brian! Just a note to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You are in such beautiful country and your photos are spectacular! I have become quite a fan of your critters... from the great shot of Rambo being chased across the road (he looks exactly like a cartoon cat!) to the bewildered look of Bea in her cone "bonnet"... I think they're all great and you've captured their personalities so wonderfully! Now, I see we may have a newcomer, and I hate to jinx it by giving him a name, but Rocky Raccoon looks like he may have hit the motherlode when he found your place! Keep up the wonderful writing and photography!
    Robbie in NYC