“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Bear With Me

There have been some strange occurrences in the neighborhood lately...
so we have been keeping an eye on things with our game cameras.
Saturday we headed over to the Hundred Acre Wood to gather
camera cards from the game cameras.

It was a beautiful autumn day... the last before a predicted "nor-easter" was to hit us.
As you can see, the neighborhood is decorated for Halloween.

A trip to the woods is always a favored activity with the dogs.

On the way we saw a few curious things....

new claw marks on an old log.

Curious paw prints

 on the picnic table at the tent in the woods...

And right next to that, the tarp that keeps the campsite firewood dry,
appeared to have been shredded.

Luckily, this was one of the areas that had a game camera...
on the post beside the picnic table.

We gathered the camera cards and headed home to see if we had any
answers to the mysteries.
Here is what we found.

One bear cub.

Two bear cubs.

Three bear cubs.

And a rather large Mama!!
It looks like ole Mama was sitting at the picnic table watching her youngsters play.

On another evening...

Meanwhile elsewhere around the farm...

And this mystery animal...
I have no idea what it is.
Any ideas?

When we went back to the woods, later...

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