Here is an old photo.
Animals help a farm. Our dog keeps deer, raccoons, bears, and all sorts of animals, out of the garden and away from the poultry. Our cat keeps down the rodent population, and one cat, Hazel killed weasels - a good thing on a farm with poultry. Big Red has done an admirable job here. Before the cat arrived we lost a great deal of greens in hoopettes and the greenhouses from voles and other rodents.