It has now been nine days since the cougar attack. The U.S.D.A. wildlife trackers continue to check the traps and have left “fresh bait”…but still no cougar. The macho logger tree farmer is in the process of building a sleeping shed and a 20′ secure yard (6′ chain-link fencing including a chain-link roof!) adjacent to the chicken’s cougar-proof house and yard. This is where we will secure the three remaining goats from one hour before sundown until one hour after sunrise (cougar hours). It is closer to the house than the large three-sided barn in the pasture below. This will be a good thing during the rainy season. During the day, the girls can spend time in their barn below or browse the pasture. At least now, we feel comfortable that we can add to the herd in the future without feeding the cougars!