This morning I found three of our quail dead in their cage. It was obviously the work of that masked marauder....the raccoon. I knew the dangers of living in a rural area with small critters when we moved to the farm over a decade ago, but this has NOT been a good weekend.
I'm truly losing the heart for keeping livestock; we've suffered so many losses this year.
Initially I had planned to reduce our sheep flock to just the smaller Coopworth, but now I've decided to stop shepherding altogether. Three sheep remain, two registered and proven ewes; one ram lamb. Prices and pictures available on our sale page: http://www.freewebs.com/laingcroft/forsale.htm