Saturday, October 18, 2014

Coyotes! Beware!

Our travel group enjoyed a tour of the beautiful grounds and buildings that comprise Ironstone Vineyards. The winery is located in Murphys, CA, in the Sierra foothills. The grounds are a showcase. In fact, the winery is a draw for many reasons other than wines. They have a deli and a fabulous dining room, a museum and gift shop, the largest gold leaf specimen in the world, a huge ballroom with a restored theater organ and they have outdoor concerts for thousands of people in their outdoor amphitheater. The vineyards are a venue for many weddings. There are lovely areas throughout the grounds, around the lake, to stage a wedding. However, there is one problem. The Canadian Geese like the grounds, too. The winery has come upon a solution. Coyotes. We were lucky to spot one on our tour.


Shhh!
Don't tell the geese that the coyotes are simply plywood cutouts!




6 comments:

  1. Ingenious idea. I imagine they have to move the cutouts about periodically so the geese don't catch on.

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    1. I was fascinated by the strategy. I did wonder if the geese would figure it out eventually.

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  2. Cutouts...I bet Tucker and Gypsy would help out:)

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    1. Oh, yes, they would love to have a job to do, like this. We asked the tour guide if the winery would like our two dogs, but he didn't think so!!

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    1. It is fun to find out different ways to use decoys!

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