April through June, 2008

Pumpkin has given up herding these elk, or she has them where she wants them. We recently saw her chasing a coyote in circles below the Main House; it is unlikely they were playing, as coyotes tend to be energy efficient. The coyote ran off and we had to retrieve Pumpkin. Dan and Jennie report that while we were away in early May, Pumpkin and Neko spotted a moose just north of the Carriage House and beat a quick retreat when the moose started toward them. We have not seen the moose, but it has been leaving scat and tracks for some time now. Sandhill Cranes have returned this Spring; Pumpkin stays away from them – apparently, these large birds can be quite aggressive.