SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND

The cattle need moving to higher ground; not far: from down there in the Swamp, to up here in the Northern Corridor and Hoo Brook Corral. The move could be easy or a real pain if the cattle decide to run further into the Swamp. Yesterday evening, in preparation, I separated the two Galloways from the herd and secured them in Hoo Brook Corridor to keep the rest of the cattle at the north end of the Swamp until it was time for the move this morning. Here is how it went:

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RETURN OF BEAST FROM THE EAST TO SOUTH RIVERSIDE PASTURE

The weather has been perishing with Jack Frost nipping at my un-gloved fingers the past two days on South Riverside Pasture.
 
Most mated vixens will be pregnant by now. The south and north marsh vixens are busily checking out old and new denning sites. They like to have a few options available should a den become compromised; a vixen doesn’t need much encouragement to move her cubs to a new location if she senses a threat. Fox cubs are born mid-March and likely to appear above ground in mid-April when weaned.
 
I recorded a few South Riverside Pasture video views whilst mooching along the riverbank, mostly with the cattle in tow. They made a terrible racket asking for access to Hillary Road Field.
 
The herons have started their breeding season at the heronry; the marsh toads will arrive at North Pond for their’s mid-March, and southern marsh orchids will be above ground mid-May. There is much to look forward to coming up.