This weekend was cold. I mean COLD! And on one of those cold nights, when the wind was still, I got up in the middle of the night to put wood in the stove. As I stood there waiting for the fire to catch up, I heard the most awful sound coming from outside. Coyotes!!!!
I looked out the door. Standing on our pond dam were two HUGE coyotes! Howling and yipping and making all kinds of sounds. Some people might say,"So?" Well, our pond dam is not more than 25 yards from our house! And with it being that close to the house, they were even closer to the goat pen. They were less then 5 yards from the goat pen!
Since it was so still outside and the wind was not blowing at all, I left the goats' door, to their house, open. That way they could move all night if they wanted. And now, there were two big coyotes standing really close to them.
I opened the door and yelled. They didn't do anything. I went outside and waved my hands and yelled. They looked at me and still nothing. It was like I wasn't even there. You know that saying about them being more afraid of you....? Well, someone lied! They were not a bit afraid of me. After a few minutes of yelling and waving and jumping up and down, they finally just trotted off down over the hill. It was like they were saying, "Well okay, I guess we will move."
I saw the goats were watching them with a LOT of interest. I don't blame them. I was watching them with interest too.
So at 3:00 a.m. in the morning I went out and closed up the goats in their little goat house. No goat food for you coyotes!
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, coyote scarerer.