One of the strays that now calls the farm home finds a bug while guarding the fence.
The influx of strays started with a few cats dumped alongside the road, then grew as the toms came visiting and kittens arrived shortly afterwards.
They stay because they have nowhere else to go. Stray animals are always a problem in rural areas.
Far too many are dumped by owners who would rather get rid of what they see as a problem than try to find the animals a good home.
Stray animals must have a jungle telegraph because the words spreads when some find a home and more appear out of nowhere.
What’s the answer? I don’t know. As long as people treat animals as disposable commodities we will have strays. All we can hope is that they find a home before the elements kill them.