Think a Fence Will Keep your Pets Safe from Predators?

As you can see, NO! A coyote can scale a 7 foot block wall with ease, for a bobcat… even easier.  I’ve seen it many times… and our hobby farm is in a residential area within the Phoenix city limits.  We keep our small dog in a covered pen to do his business. 

This is why…

The Coyote especially, is not afraid of humans, so don’t think for a minute if you’re standing in the yard with your dog it’s safe. It’s not, a coyote came over our block wall and grabbed one of my chickens within 15 feet of where I was standing.  Keep in mind, Coyotes and Bobcats are most active hunters at dawn and dusk. However, I’ve eye witnessed predator attacks (poultry) right here at TBN Ranch late morning and mid-afternoon.

Keep your pets safe, it’s a jungle out there! Build an enclosed safe zone for small-medium dogs and keep your cats indoors.

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Who Visited the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall?

Pawn Stars Mark! He was spotted here on July 27th at 9am, how cool is that?

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We may live in the desert, but that doesn’t mean a little grass and a few pine trees are out of the question. We are green in a small area off the back porch, but the rest of the property is desert and cactus. Love my pine trees! They were only five feet tall 10 years ago.

Sunrise at TBN Ranch

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Phoenix, Arizona in Bloom

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Wicked Monsoon Storm Hits Home

This was our shedrow barn after it was hit by a Microburst during the 2014 Monsoon season. It was lifted off the ground and launched atop a seven foot block wall. Our landscaping, trees, and shrubs were all uprooted, fences and gates were completely destroyed.  Fortunately the house had only minor damage. The clean up took 2 months, and the price tag exceeded a whopping $35,000.

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Thank goodness, just two months before the storm, we sold all our horses.  The barn was only occupied by a flock of hens who were merely startled by the sound of wind and twisting metal, none were injured. 

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Photographing Arizona While Pickin’ for Vintage Collectibles

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In this blog I’ll be sharing my never ending treasure hunt all across Arizona searching for vintage collectibles. Furniture and other unique pieces are then either restored or up-cycled in my workshop. All of my best finds are re-homed as usable or unique home decor pieces. Well… I might keep some. 

TBN Ranch GravitarHusband and I live in Phoenix, Arizona on a small hobby farm located in the foothills of a 500 acre mountain range within the city limits. Visit our farm blog HERE.
Phoenix, also known as Valley of the Sun, where temperatures across the Sonoran Desert soar to 115+ degrees from June through Sept. It seldom rains, never snows, has wicked dust storms, and our monsoon season brings devastating weather worthy of national news at least twice a year. In other words, it sucks here about four months of the year, but the other eight are PARADISE!

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