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August 24th Neighborhood meeting, coyotes, and hunting trips planned…..
A meeting was organized for the entire neighborhood. Ryan and I discussed the offer from Phil and Lisa with everyone and made some recommendations.
The recommendations offered was for a small party to travel to the Hwy 72 community and see where they live, meet more of the people there, check out the land layout, and discuss matters more. We asked for additional suggestions and a few spoke up:
- Mike (Jennifer’s husband from the other side of the neighborhood) said the deal sounds awfully suspicious to him and he was very nervous.
- Joel – who was training to be a minister prior to The Event – said that he was happy to hear that Phil and Lisa emphasized their Christian faith. He also volunteered to make the “inspection trip”.
- Neil, who always has an opinion – said that he agreed with the inspection trip but said we need to be extremely careful. He also said that it was very true that we could use their help providing sustainable food.
The decision was made to go and visit Sunday. Who exactly would go has not been decided.
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Last night I was woke up by a yelping, high pitched sound. It sounded like coyotes. In all my years here I have only seen one coyote around and it was lying dead on the side of the road a couple miles from here. This morning I walked the perimeter of the fence and saw some tracks. Looks like coyotes were right outside the fence. I couldn’t tell how many.
I am guessing they are getting hungry. The rabbits and squirrel population has been reduced in the area. The cookout we had the other night probably did not help either and brought them in closer. Will pass my observations along to everyone.
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Kenny stopped by this evening and said he was planning to make another trip and asked if I would go. I suspect he is wanting me to drive as I don’t think he has any gas. I told him I would very much like to go and I wanted to research out what could be done to preserve the meat rather than cooking it all.
Going to start planting some Fall crops here pretty soon. Need to look into that tomorrow.
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