Sounds very interesting, could we learn more?fly predators,
I have the impression that goats, like many other animals, have an instinctive fear for snakes, including the hisssss.INow Elvis simply stands there and doesn't give a flip, Oliver does need his leash on still but he will tolerate it instead of taking off as if I'm killing him.
Hate the water. I would take a mild drought or heat wave over every day being dark and raining. We had a lull this past week but this coming week rain again.We have chickens, (used to have ducks too, which likely did even more than chickens) and I've been using my homemade teat spray which is soap with a little tea tree oil and lavender oil on my doe at milking. The cats left part of a creature nearby and it was swarming with larva when I found it so I sprayed it a few times and a couple hours later when I looked they were all dead. I also just hung fly paper where we milk. ...lots of little things seem to amount to being useful.
I wish it would just dry out for a couple weeks! After our drought of 2012 I have been very careful to complain about rain though- love that water!