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July: a wild month

Baby raccoons

July has been an extraordinary month for local wildlife. Within walking distance of our core homestead, we've seen:

  • A juvenile black bear near our neighbor's mailbox
  • A black coyote on top of a round haybale that jumped down to join its more normally colored partner
  • Masses of turkeys, including a mother with twelve offspring that seemed to whittle down to about seven over the course of three weeks...unless that was a different family
  • These two baby raccoons by the same neighbor's mailbox
  • And --- the kicker --- massive bear tracks near where we park our vehicles that were longer than my own barefoot tracks

What surprises will August bring?



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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What will august bring?

Hopefully not a bear in your car.

Comment by Roland_Smith Fri Jul 29 13:37:59 2016





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