***We’ll be closed Sunday, September 3rd, for the Labor Day weekend.***
We’re so happy to introduce our newest addition: Wile E. Coyote!
Wile E. came to our farm from Chris and Brandi Knight, who live in Tradesville, a small country farming community just down the road from our farm. Chris got the coyote, had him mounted and, when Chris and Brandi moved to their new house, I think Brandi didn’t factor Wile E. into the new decor. Lucky for us, and we’re so grateful they thought to donate him to our farm!
Coyotes, feral dog packs, and neighbors’ pet dogs are the biggest predator threats to our sheep, goats, and chickens. It’s one thing to tell our visitors about the predators lurking beyond our fences, but it’s GREAT to be able to show them a real coyote.
This past Sunday was our first tour that included Wile E. Coyote, and we had a nice crowd. Everyone loved seeing him up close. I can’t say the same about our cats and Cookie…they were really upset for a little while. I reached out and put my hand on Wile E. so Cookie could see that he wasn’t going to do anything, and then she calmed down. The cats continued to stalk him from the deck and from under the picnic table. Farmer Bob was a bit worried that he might get “attacked,” but that didn’t happen and soon all our critters forgot about him. Right now, when he’s not on display, he resides in the guest room. He gives me a start every time I walk into that room!
As for the REAL coyotes in the woods, Thelma, Hobart, and Turk, our livestock guardian dogs, have been able to ward them off with their barking and just their very presence. I guess the coyotes would rather find an easier meal than one they have to fight for with a big dog!
Hobart and one of his charges…would YOU want to go through him to get this lamb?
We’ll be closed Sunday, September 3rd, for Labor Day, but you can come meet Wile E. Coyote in person during our regular market hours starting on Sunday, September 10th, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.