My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Coyotes Howl in the Dark of Night

I couldn't sleep last night (more on that in a later post) so I lay in bed, listening to Hubby snore, watching the play of light from the occasional airplane passing overhead. Wind whistled from time to time. The freezer's ice maker threw it's burden into the tray. Furnace tripped on and quietly played out.

Then I heard it. A lone howl, soon joined by others. The chorus echoed for only moments before silencing. For 30 minutes. Maybe 45. Then again, the pack sang closer to our home. And still later, even closer.

We knew coyotes and foxes hung around here. They left piles of feathers from their attacks on a neighbor's chickens. But we hadn't seen or heard them until last night. While beautiful in their song, it's unnerving that soon we'll have our own chickens and other creatures depending on us for their safety.

3 comments:

Trashdigger said...

coyotes and fox meat in the freezer.. oh my yumyum

Vikki said...

Come on out and set traps for that freezer-yum! V

Trashdigger said...

good fur and good eatin for the homestead.. take advantage of the opportunity.a nice little 22 should do the trick