Just another day in paradise

Because everyone spends a holiday washing coon $hit off their overhead shed doors, right?Shed_Door

Note: after raccoons terrorize the shed like drunken pirates, they will need to rest. Especially if they have gorged themselves on cat food and cattle feed.  If an overhead door is left up, they will think it is a nice balcony upon which to stumble onto to sleep off their indulgences. Upon awakening, they will realize that the stolen food they gorged upon is no longer settling so well … and OMG, they can’t make it to the bathroom on time.


The raccoons were upset one evening because my son and nephew were in the shed during their (the coons) normal cavorting hours.  Although, now that I think about it, the coons and young men have something in common.  The coons decided to growl at the young men.  Unwisely, I might add.  There was quite a bit of commotion and excitement and let’s just say that the coons did not win that particular battle.  However, the war rages on.  They (the coons) have called up the reserves.  I may have to call in my reserve(s).  My mother is the trapper in our family.  But, I digress.

Lots of rain this weekend.  When you grow up on a farm, you never complain about a nice summer rain; even when it is on a holiday weekend.Rain_PondThe rain made time for some R & R.Bubbles

The kids are growing by leaps and bounds.Growing_GoatsThe steers are still here and accounted for…. Steaks, George, and Roasts.  Happy is hanging out in the background.Feeders

I hope you have had a happy 4th of July weekend!George


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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10 Responses to Just another day in paradise

  1. Wendy says:

    George looks so handsome!
    Raccoon poop….eeewwwwwww! For sure. Go get em!

  2. Dianna says:

    Ew on the coons….and I thought goose poop in the yard was bad. (Oh, wait, it IS bad.) Always love seeing pics of your critters.
    Happy 4th!

  3. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Bwahahahahahaha, too funny! And you’ve got one sick sense of humor calling those steers Steaks and Roasts. You are my kinda gal!

  4. Oh MY that mud! You must have has some serious rain. c

  5. pattisj says:

    George is so patriotic! I had no idea of the side effects of raccoons. Glad we don’t have a door like that on our shed–or anywhere else for them to climb up.

  6. Bill says:

    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your goats. They look so healthy and happy. 🙂 As it should be….

    We’re having coon troubles too. They’re feasting our sweet corn, just before it’s ready to harvest (as usual). Grrr….

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