Saturday, December 13, 2008


I woke up sick!! Runny nose, sore throat, cough the whole nine yards. I am very bummed. And I don't have one bit of garlic in the house! I took the last of the dayquil and tried to go out to do some of the work I wanted to do and just can't. I was standing watching the chickens scratch around my feet and looked up and about 30 yards away was a big coyote running along my fence line. I had a saw in one hand and a garden fork in the other and took off around the side of my chicken house. We met around the corner of the chicken house (there was still a fence between us so don't worry) and I started yelling and screaming like a mad indian and shaking my weapons and banging on anything I could. He tucked his tail, laid back his ears and took off like a shot. He looked back only once when he was about 100 yds away.

Yep first thing on my list is a shotgun. Time to get pro-active.


Carol said...

Here on our property in north central OK, we have had to battle coyotes in packs of five. We've lost a huge goose to a mountain lion, numerous chickens, turkeys and ducks to coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, possums, skunks and guinea hens to owls. And still, we hope to never leave our nature park.

Patrice Farmer said...

OMG, I wouldn't know what to do with coyotes. I used to live in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana and Colorado and never once came upon Coyotes. I hope you can solve the problem before it gets any of your babies.