Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Funny things in the yard

I need to get outside before the rain gets to us.... so I'll leave you with a few funny things I saw in the yard the other day....

 Kai was very happy about playing in the water trough.

Shine was trollin' under the bridge.

And there was this little heap of baby goats. 

The funniest thing that happened was that Shine, our King of Barncats, came walking up dragging a rabbit that was almost too big for him to carry. I... ahem.. did not get a picture of that. He is our best assassin. We love our silver puma and congratulated him on his kill. But we have no idea what happened to it - by the time I put down my tools I couldn't find him. Even tho he got it fair and square I really didn't want him to eat it... it could be anywhere.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Has any body seen a slightly chewed on bunny carcass?


8 comments:

Carolyn said...

Gott'a love barn cats!
BTW, are you going to Blog-A-Day this month? Want me to link ya in? Come on, it's not like we could get you to shut up for a single day anyhow :)

Jenna said...

I love the canine smile!

Heavens Door Acres said...

LOVE the pile of baby goats. Our ferocious hunters will often leave "evidence" of their great hunt, in the barn. Nothing like walking into the barn to a bunny head...staring at you from the straw. YUK! Batten down those hatches.... this storm is going to be a doozey!! Be safe!

CB said...

Saw one 2 weeks ago. Over the space of 4 days we saw our mama cat show up with 3 mice, a rat, and a cottontail that was as large as she was. It's funny to watch 5 week old kittens eat a mouse head, bones and all...CRRRUUUNCH.

Samantha K said...

Strangely, I found the hindquaters of a small rabbit in our field last night. Not a good time for rabbits.
Not sure what got this bunny..rumors of coyotes on our hill, though!

Vera said...

No, had a quick look outside and your rabbit carcass is not here!

langela said...

Why didn't you want him to eat it? I saw one of our cats dragging a rabbit that was bigger than he was. At least he was dragging it until the dog decided it was his instead. Apparently rabbit and squirrel are the only acceptable critters to eat on our farm. Oh! And baby deer. I'm always finding pieces and parts of animals in the yard, gardens, and flower beds. Once, I saw just a rabbit paw "reaching" out of a flower bed. As I was looking at it, the dog came running at top speed and snatched it right up. It was so funny! I guess that's "fast food" in the dog world.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hey Carolyn - how did i miss this? I'll come over on your fb to find out more.

thanks Jenna! our Kai is a princess - such a happy girl. and a stone cold killer. ;-)

we never found the carcass, HDA...

hey CB! its kind of awesome and terrible at the same time - arent they amazing creatures, these barncats?

that could be ours, Samantha... ha!

thanks for checking, Vera, seriously it could be anywhere.

langela, we just wormed poor Shine so we didnt want him to get any yucky parasites from that bunny. eew. Shine was a a leopard with his prey. hum.. i should check the trees for that carcass...

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