First check of our trail cameras...
And we've got...
I couldn't believe it. The cameras have been out less than a week... and we caught a family of 4, a mama and three cubs walking on one of our trails (thankfully this is not near the house). It's so exciting. I walk back there alone a lot, so now I'll just be a little extra cautious. When I was picking blackberries last week I saw a few paths that look like bear, and I'm pretty sure now that's what they were.
We know they are here, but we have tried to catch them on the cameras before in places we know for sure they frequent, and haven't been able to. This was pure luck to catch them on our trail.
I drove by this exact spot with our cousin's wife not an hour later, and we got out to walk so I could show her one of our look outs at the creek.
This doe was there just before the bears came through if you look at the times...
Our number 1 camera which is just behind the goat yard and barn areas in our apple tree field had pictures of a coyote on it from last night... Not what I wanted to see, but I know they hang around there often... explains why the dogs were so upset.
It's been very windy today, overcast, and cool enough for us to close all the windows in the house. We are getting some winds from Irene. Tonight my last three bucklings go to their new home to settle in.
Back to making tortillas now... I was making some for dinner tonight and then realized, since I've started, I might as well make a few dozen and freeze them so they'll be handy when I need them.
I've got to take my camera chip back out too, so we can see who else has been using our trails!