Well, I’ll be Dammed

We definitely have a wildlife problem, and it’s affecting our business tremendously. My family comes from a long line of farmers; we raise cattle, chickens, horses, ducks, and a few goats and pigs; and we also grow many vegetables, hay, and alfalfa; all of these things, animals and plants alike, are sustained for the most part by the river that runs through our property.  We have sprinkler lines that run through the plants, and while we do have a well, we mostly draw water from there.  The problem is that a beaver(s) has started to dam up the river about a mile up from the farmhouse.

I’ve had problems like this before, but this year has been especially dreadful.  As a farmer, I’m all about living off of the natural land and sharing with the wildlife that comes with it, but this is becoming a serious issue.  We do have a well, but it wouldn’t be enough to for everything to run off of alone.  I’m hoping that there’s someone that can trap and relocate the beavers to another area.  Another problem I’m having is with porcupines.  While they usually avoid the main house and barn areas, recently I’ve had two instances where I found myself pulling quills out of both horses and my dogs.

I’m really just looking for someone that can help us with these issues so that we don’t have to do it ourselves.  We don’t mind the wildlife, and if we did there’s not much we could do about it.  We just need someone to help with the damming from the beavers and also see if there’s somewhere the porcupine could be living on the main property and if there is, move him further up into the hills where he won’t bother us and we won’t bother him! Really, anything is better than nothing, we’re just looking for some help, and at the least some advice.

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