We’ve got a few new faces on the farm.
These two are Anna & Elsa, our new Great Pyrenees pups.
We’ve had a bit of trouble this summer with predators picking off our free-range hens. When it was just a terrestrial predator we figured we’d invest in a bit of that fancy electro-net fencing next year to keep all the girls out of harm’s way. But then the problem became airborne.
First there were the bald eagles.
Then the juvenile red-tailed hawk.
A fence won’t do much to deter such airborne threats, so we figured that a change of plans was in order.
Livestock guardian dogs it is. They’ll spend the vast majority of their time out with the chickens. For now they’re getting the lay of the land by hanging out with the pullets (next year’s laying hens).