Sunday, January 15, 2012
Protecting My Bubba!
We got through November, December, and the first half of January without more than a dusting of snow. Well, Thursday that all changed and we got more than a dusting. That means that the snowmobiles are out in full swing! Living out in the country means there is lots of space where the fields are now bare, and that means lots of space for the snowmobiles.
Last year some very RUDE snowmobiles cut through our yard to get to the road. There were two entry ways between trees that they were able to access our yard from the farm field behind. If you look at the picture above you can see where they crossed our yard. Look closer and you will see a shoveled path in the yard. That is the path that we shovel for Bubba (our tiny little yorkie) so he can go potty. See how the snowmobile cut across Bubba's path? That happened about 5 minutes after I brought him in from outside! I know this because I saw the lights in my backyard, then the path appeared. I was furious! I always go out with him because we do have wildlife that would probably eat him if they got the chance. But how would I stop a snowmobile? They would never see him out there.
So anyway, Brian and I went out there Saturday and pulled huge logs and branches across the entry ways (between the trees), posted NO TRESPASSING signs at each one, and stuck 10 (total) reflectors in front of it all. I hope that keeps them out. It's bad enough I have to worry about the coyotes!