This is the newest addition to @longestacresfarm; Trapper. He, along with the unpictured Hawkeye and Radar, comprise our farm-dog trio. Hawkeye is a beautiful mutt who prefers the living room sofa to hard work but Radar and Trapper are Maremmas. These livestock guardian dogs are an integral muscle to the farm. They stay awake all night patrolling the boundaries of our 220 acres making sure no raccoons, foxes, or coyotes come through to bother any of our more vulnerable animal-citizens. We are out in the middle of a great expanse of woods and so we receive a fair amount of coyote pressure. It drives our city guests mad, but I always sleep more soundly when I can hear the dogs working (and barking) through the night. It means the farm is well protected and we can rest.