We had visitors Wednesday morning. I learned about them when I heard a stampede at the barn.
Hooves were pounding, feed tubs were getting knocked over, Smooch was barking like a maniac,
and there was general chaos all around. By the time I looked out the right window, I saw
a family of three coyotes standing quietly, looking back at Hank and deciding it was time to leave.
I went out to the barn to take attendance and all the chickens were present.
When I opened the feed room door, Johnny was atop the hay stack, staring back at me.
I believe these were his exact words: "Yes, I am aware that there are coyotes
behind the barn. I'm not stupid."
Smooch, director of homeland security, immediately raised the threat level to orange
for the remainder of the day...
...and her deputies backed her up.
Johnny monitored the pasture from a secure location.
Johnny: Stop worrying. We've got this.