market-farming A Mystery Solved
dorigreen00 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 24 09:15:30 EST 2000
Last year around Halloween my livestock guardian dog, a Great
Pyrenees/Maremma named Ragnar Hairybreeks, disappeared.
On a farm walk with my new tenant/caretakers, to the very back corner where
we don't often go, we found Ragnar's remains. Not far away from the spot,
somebody had chopped branches out of one of my pine trees and scars on the
trunk indicated that they had used it for a hunting stand.
It looks like Rags went down to see who was trespassing and was shot for
doing his job. Welcome again to the bucolic farm life.
Rags was a difficult dog, aloof on the side of autistic. He taught me an
enormous amount about loving with open arms and I'm finding myself grieving
his loss all over again.
Tomorrow we're going back to build a bonfire on the spot and howl him to dog
Valhallah with the eclipse.
I wish they'd left the stand. It would be sooooo trashed.
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