What farm would be complete without the "barn cats"! We have four that love to be petted. Your blood pressure will start to decrease and you will feel your body relax once you start stroking our cats. See if you can tell the difference between the Triplets! Matt is great at this as these are his favorite animals on the farm!
Many people don't know how valuable cats are to a farm. One of the largest problems beginning farmers face is pest control. It could be that insects are a problem for you, but as bad as they are, something even bigger lurks in the shadows, that being mice, rats, and other vermin. Difficult to handle with trapping alone, these rodents can wreak havoc and contaminate animal feed. They are capable of damaging crops or anything else that suits their fancy. With teeth made for chewing, it can be tough to keep these animals from making their way into containers and feed bins that are not tough enough to keep them out. Even then, it is not possible to contain everything you need and use on the farm, so there comes a time when a choice must be made. Oftentimes that choice is to get a barn cat.
Even if your feed is secure, that is not to say that mice and rats cannot pose a problem. For one thing, they are drawn to and like to chew electrical wires. That means lighting and other electricity is at risk of not only failure to work but chewed, frayed wires present a fire hazard. Aside from that, there is the fact that such animals carry and spread the hantavirus as they move about, dropping feces along the way.
Meet, Pumpkin, JB, Anders
Meet Bagheera AKA Black Cat
Napping on the Job?
Well Texas does get hot so when it's over 100 degrees in May - the cats just take naps!