For those of you with varmint problems (both the large kind [bear] and the small variety [raccoon]), let me recommend getting a guard donkey. No, I didn't misspell that. I said a guard DONKEY. Ranchers use them to protect sheep and goats around here. Heck, the donkey's will even protect people. I know this because a donkey that was briefly left at my parents' house was protecting my mom!!
So forget the dog and get yourself a real, honest-to-goodness donkey. I've suggested to my husband that we'll need one here once we get chickens this spring. I've proposed that we just let it roam the neighborhood much like the previous neighbor's dog did. Wouldn't it be nice to wake up to a loud "HEEEEE-HAWWWW HEEEEEE-HAWWWW" every morning, and just think of the extra fertilizer you'd have!!
And jinxnit55, if you'd just serve that bear in a regular way (like, leaving his beverage of choice on a picnic table), you wouldn't have to worry about your composter or your freezer.
Last edited by Antares : 03-18-2013 at 02:55 PM.