We have good and bad news to report.
In defending the garden compound, Rudra, the dog, had his leg ripped deeply by a coyote. In and out of the veterinary hospital, he had 25 stitches and it hasn’t healed yet. Right now, after a few weeks, he is in the hospital where his wound can be kept clean and dry. Mostly an outside dog, Rudra is not happy in the hospital. The prognosis is good for complete healing, it will just take time. We had heard a lot of barking and coyote yelling on and off late at night for a few weeks previous to this incident. Since this incident, we have heard nothing from the coyotes.
We were able to fix half the fence line and build a temporary fence line in time to let the cows out! Thank you for your help! As usual, the cows were happy to be on spring pasture. Spring also brings planting new life in the cow dung nourished soil of the ISCOWP farm. Take a view of the Planting Berry Bushes 101 video for some simple instructions in planting.
Please view the following short articles about the good and bad news. Your help is greatly appreciated and thank you!
ISCOWP Co-Managing Director
Rudra Got Hurt
Fence Line Half Done
We were able to build new fencing for half the fence line before letting the cows out to spring pasture. This consists of half a mile of hand built fence line.
We ran out of time and money to complete the fencing so we built a temporary fence line that should be strong enough for this season. However, we will be faced with the same problem next season. The best time to build the fence line is now. Digging holes and pounding fence posts by hand in the summer is grueling and in winter is impossible due to the ground being frozen.
Now we need $3,125 to complete the project.
To read more details about the project click HERE.
Cows On Spring Pasture
To view ISCOWP Facebook photo album of the cows on spring pasture for the first time Click HERE.
Letting The Cows Out April 18 2013. The artik and treats showed in this video are offered to the cows in honor of any ISCOWP donor who gives $1000 or more to the cows.
Planting Berry Bushes 101
A little elementary instruction for a 4 year old and anyone who does not know much about planting is in this video.
Springtime brings planting in the cow dung fertilized earth of ISCOWP farm. This year, besides vegetables, we are planting perennials of rose bushes, lilac bushes, berry bushes, lavender and even an almond tree. These plants are for the use of the ISCOWP staff but also to make products for you our members and for sale to support ISCOWP’s cow protection activities.