Bear Spotted!

Our game camera, which usually fills itself with pictures of the various deer and rabbits that roam the local lands, finally captured our nemesis. We've been hoping to catch a picture of him this year and we finally have. Last night around 10:45 pm our furry friend walked by our camera. He didn't stay long and didn't try to get inside the fence, so we'll let him wander around all he wants. 

Bear Strikes Neighbor's Vineyard

We've been fortunate this year. Our electric fence has done its job and kept the bear outside of the vineyard. There are a few places where he or she has climbed over our fence, but we've managed to keep them away from our fruit. However, our neighbor isn't as lucky. Over the past few nights the bear has ransacked her vineyard and destroyed a majority of her crop! All we can hope for is that he's had his fill and leaves us alone...


Electric fence time...

Around this time for the last few years we have setup an electric fence around our vineyards. We have a not-so-gentle bear that really enjoys our zinfandel, so every year we connect and electrify a fence on our perimeter to deter our fury friend. Since installing the fence we haven't had any major issues, so hopefully we'll be as lucky this year.