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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Beware the Ides of March

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The beginning of the new year on the ancient Roman calender. Perhaps best known today in association with  the death of Caesar....

here on the farm. we have no "caesar" with political enemies but we have had a fox wreaking havoc among our hens. Only 3 have managed to survive the fox coming to hunt at night.

Two days ago there were buzzards circling over the horse pasture. The fox lay dead below. 

Sometime during the night under the filling moon, the dogs have done their job of protecting their territory.....

but the fox had a den, cubs were spotted playing by the opening of it. 

They will grow up...

meanwhile. the remaining hens are busily building nests to fill with eggs, their response to  the spring light of the sun.

The circle completes itself and begins again.

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