Who is Peeking in My Window?

I looked out my window this morning and saw deep tracks straight up to my bedroom window:

Who is Peeking in My Window?

Who is Peeking in My Window?

I can see the fluffy snow has settled about 6 inches.  I can’t see this track clearly, but it has paw prints, not human feet.  If I get over there as I shovel off my path to the truck, I will see if I can tell what animal it might have been.  It came from uphill and returned uphill.

Surprise:  my dog did not bark at it.  The only time I have seen him not bark was when 4 coyotes were yipping right under my dining window and wanting in the chicken coop.  Little Guy stayed in my arms and growled, quietly.  He carries on something fierce when the 3 neighbor dogs come in his yard, even though all 3 are much bigger than he is.  This was a lone animal, my guess is brer coyote or brer wolf.

Those 3 twigs sticking up are 3 of my dwarf fruit trees in their pots.  They seem to be okay and are sheltered from the worst winds.

So… I wonder how hard it would be to raise a few Nigerian Dwarf Goats? Sure would like a couple nanny goats for milk, cheese, butter, soap, and meat.  I have read that they can produce a quart or two of milk a day.  Enough to make cheese and have milk.

I see the upside, but have never raised goats. As my garden matures, I could feed more chickens, rabbits, and a couple small goats, maybe a pig or two. Not this summer, but that is the direction I would like to head.  Thinking that going out in a blizzard for chickens is about the same for goats and rabbits.

For now, bee hives.  Next time I go in for concrete blocks, I am ready for bee hive material.  I think 1 to 3 hives.

As for sugar beets, about a 20×20 bed would yield 45+ pounds of sugar.  Now if I could just grow chocolate!

My grid is still up, but I have 3 days of possible snow this week.  I imagine the freeway is open today.  Our paved road is not open yet, otherwise the neighbors would be plowing our roads.  Not going anywhere yet.

 

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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