Russ Carpenter

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Beyond the Farm: #fire

The chickens are disappearing. There is always a slow attrition of our feathered egg machines, but this is different. Even though the fire didn’t top the ridge to the west, and was never closer than about 2 miles away (close enough to see orange flames licking trees every night for a week), the hundreds of thousands of acres of burned out forest pushed out foxes and weasels and bobcats. Displaced, but still needing to eat, they become desperate and venture closer to houses, looking for food.