Habitats for Howlers

 
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Nov 27, 2013

River Re Do!

Old posts  and gate
Old posts and gate

It took a little longer than we thought, but River's enclosure has a new look!  It is amazing what just new posts can do.  

River is very happy, and we are delighted that his Habitat now has new posts, fresh dig wire, a new gate, and double gated entry. We have the material for the new shelter, but it hasn't been built yet.  (River is helping to raise Guido, a pup, and we didn't want puppy damage to the new shelter!) We will complete an update when the new platform and shelter is finished.

We have the posts and material for Coal and Indy's re do, and hope to have the extra hands to complete it soon.  

Thank you all for your support!

River says 'Arrroooooo!' 

Tear down and remeasure!
Tear down and remeasure!
Thankful for the volunteers!
Thankful for the volunteers!
Looking Good!
Looking Good!
A Happy River!
A Happy River!
River with moose stuffie
River with moose stuffie
Jul 10, 2013

Update - Materials purchased

Wood we cleared for Isabelle and posts bought
Wood we cleared for Isabelle and posts bought

In our clearing, a lot of poison ivy, briars, diseased trees, and low branches were removed.  We did find a few lady slipper plants to relocate to a safe area though!  We are grateful to Warren Wilson College, AB Tech and a private boarding school for young women for giving their time to assist with the clearing.

(We did get Achilles habitat completed and it will be posted in another update.)

Currently, Isabelle is being introduced to Buddy, and hopefully they will become best friends and will cohabitate together in the new enclosure we hope to have completed soon.

Cross your paws that they like each other!  Arrrooooo!

Thank you all for your support! 

Supplies
Supplies
Supplies 2
Supplies 2
Cattle panel fencing
Cattle panel fencing
Brush
Brush
Jul 31, 2013

Achilles' in his Habitat!

A proud woofer!
A proud woofer!

Wow, a work in progress, but Mr. Achilles is safe and secure in his new 1500+ square foot habitat.

THANK YOU ALL!

Supplies were bought with your generous donations, labor provided by varaious groups and volunteers.  A big shout out to Warren Wilson College and AB Tech for their assistance and volunteering.  Our caretaker Nathaniel was instrumental every step of the way, and since Achilles 'loves' him, it was reciprocated, and a true labor of love.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy, and our May newsletter featured Achilles in in new enclosure.

We have had satellite/internet problems at the farm, and our rain amounts are 23 inches above normal. so we are a bit behind in posting pictures.  Hopefully, the satellite technician that was out on Monday fixed everything, and all the pictures and updates will come through.

Achilles says Arrroooo and Tank Woo to all the supporters who made this happen. 

His new bucket in his new habitat!
His new bucket in his new habitat!
Relaxing after checking it out!
Relaxing after checking it out!
A bit of canine humor - The Christening!
A bit of canine humor - The Christening!
A long distance view
A long distance view

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Jul 10, 2013

Achilles' Habitat Happiness!

Under construction!
Under construction!

Land cleared, posts in and a big shout out to Warren Wilson College and their Service Learning Department!  We had many senior students complete their service learning requirement at Full Moon Farm throughout the spring, and made some great friends too.

Building safe and secure enclosures are difficult in the mountains, so extra precautions are always necessary, such as posts closer together, overlapping fencing, double layers of fencing, extra staples and extra hog ring fasteners.  For an animal such as Achilles, lean ins are necessary, as is a double gated entry, allowing for feeding and watering to be completed without entering the enclosure.

Achilles' new habitat is a work in progress, and when completed, it will be safe, secure and enriching!  At over 1500 square feet, and set on a slight hill, he will be set off the main tour area, and not have close neighbors.  His shelter will be experimental, but it will allow him to get up on it, and survey his kingdom!

Here are some pictures of the 'work in progress', and we hope that you enjoy them.   

Construction view
Construction view
Construction
Construction

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Jul 13, 2013

Ground Thawed - Posts are In!

Isabelle
Isabelle's Habitat is shaping up!

I started this report in March, and it has languished because of poor internet service. :-(


We here at Full Moon Farm are thankful to all of our supporters for the opportunity to care for these 'myth-understood canines'.  Your donations have been used to purchase posts, cattle panel fencing, rolled fencing, timbers, buckets, hooks,  tie wires and tools, hog rings and tools, levels, concrete, and miscellaneous lumber.

I tried to upload pictures of the posts in the ground, so some of these may be duplicates, but I was just informed that this report never uploaded correctly. :-(

Achilles, Isabelle, River, Coal and Indy are grateful to you all, as their habitats are upgraded or built, and we here at Full Moon Farm, the staff, volunteers, board of directors and myself, appreciate your generosity each day that we look into the eyes of these precious animals, and accept them for the magnificent canines they are.  

In gratitude, all of us at Full Moon Farm. 

It will be such a nice size!
It will be such a nice size!

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Organization

Full Moon Farm, Inc.

Black Mountain, NC, United States
http://fullmoonfarm.org

Project Leader

Nancy Brown

President
Black Mountain, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Habitats for Howlers