September 23, 2018

Scofield Skunks

Do you smell that?

Scofield has skunks!  Many neighbors and their four-legged family members have unfortunately had a run in (or two!) with skunks over the past few years.  While skunks are beneficial to our environment (they eat grubs and poisonous snakes), they can also hold us hostage in our own homes.  How can we deter these stinkers?  To prevent them from digging into your back yard, you may consider closing the gap between your perimeter fence and the ground with rocks, chicken wire, or a commercial “no dig” product.  Below are additional methods we can all use to send our smelly friends on their way.    https://getridofpest.org/remove-skunks/

But I have to go outside at night…

Sometimes we just have to be outside at dusk or during the night – when skunks are most active, as they are nocturnal animals.  It can be risky business walking to your car, especially when the night air is filled with skunk odor.  These are some avoidance tactics:

  • Turn on your exterior lights before you exit your home.
  • Make a little noise to send them on their way, but not so much as to startle them if right in front of your doorway.
  • If you see a skunk, move slowly and calmly back away – despite your instinct to get the heck out of there as fast as possible!
  • This is simple, but avoid walking your dog at night.

We’ve been hit! 

Has your dog (or you!) been sprayed?  Skip the tomato juice and try this mixture instead.  (If you are the victim of the skunk’s spray, you may also consider working from home the next day!)

Skunk Facts:

And just for fun, here are some interesting details about Pepe LePew and his cousins:

  • A skunk’s sulfuric spray has a range of up to 10 feet, and its odor can be detected up to 1.5 miles.
  • Skunks eat wasps and honeybees, and will often attack beehives.
  • Immune to snake venom, skunks are known to eat poisonous snakes like rattlesnakes.
  • Although skunks have very poor eyesight, they have excellent senses of smell and hearing – so keep your garbage covered!
  • A group of skunks is called a surfeit.
  • Skunks generally breed in late winter or early spring, with the litter arriving 60-75 days later, usually in May or June.
  • Litters range from three to ten youngsters.
  • Skunks have easy-going temperaments and try to avoid trouble at all costs.

http://www.havahart.com/skunk-facts
http://www.roundupweb.com/story/2012/02/29/ag-roundup/skunks-friends-or-foes/022820121333773908674.html

 

In closing, did you hear the joke about the skunk?  You don’t want to – it really stinks!   Good luck, neighbors!

2018 Annual Meeting Recap

Thanks to all neighbors who attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Scofield Farms ROA, held Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Frank Fickett Boy Scout Center.    Quorum was met via attending homeowners and submitted proxies, so business was allowed to proceed.

A draft of the 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes has been posted on ScofieldFarms.org General Documents page.

Welcome to DJ Loberg who was elected new member of the board!  DJ has been a Scofield Farms neighbor for 9 years and has volunteered in the past on multiple committees.  We’re happy to have you!

Anyone who knows outgoing board member Diane Harvey Anderson knows she gives of herself fully and sincerely.  As an original owner, she has been a guiding light for our neighborhood, serving on various committees and on the board.  We give the utmost of thanks to Diane for all she has given of herself for the benefit of Scofield Farms.  Diane, your work has made tremendous impact in our community, and we appreciate you!

2018-2019 Scofield Farms ROA Board:
Ketan Patel – President
Troy Alexander – Vice President
Mike Karbouski – Treasurer
Jodi Cadle – Secretary
DJ Loberg – Member-at-large

The board can be contacted at board@scofieldfarms.org.  Here’s to another great year living in Scofield Farms!

Jodi Cadle
Secretary, Scofield ROA

Scofield Farms Garage Sale

Start cleaning out your drawers, closets, nooks and crannies – it’s time to prepare for the Scofield Farms Neighborhood Garage Sale!  As usual, we will be partnering with our sister neighborhood Scofield Ridge, which brings lots of customers to our sales.   Garage sales are much more fun with friends, so invite your neighbor to join you!

If interested, please email Jodi Cadle (jccadle@hotmail.com) with “GARAGE SALE” in the subject line.  Please include your name and address to be added to the map and advertising.  Happy purging!

Easter Egg Hunt – 2018

It is time for our Annual Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt! The Hunt will begin at 10:30am, but feel free to come a little early to grab a donut, orange juice or coffee beforehand. After the Hunt, there will be a bounce house, face painting and Tiny Tails Petting Zoo for everyone to enjoy! In order to make this all happen, we do need a little help from all of you. For EACH child participating in the Egg Hunt, we will need 12 candy or toy filled eggs. Tracy Johnson will be collecting the eggs the week before the event (March 26-30). Please bring them to her address at 1407 Dapplegrey Lane.

Thank you and we hope to see you all there!!

Shawna Loberg and Tracy Johnson

Special Meeting of the Scofield ROA Board of Directors

The Scofield Farms ROA Board of Directors will have a special meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017.

A link to the agenda is below:

11.13.17 Special Meeting Agenda

Scofield Farms ROA Board of Directors

 

Scofield Farms Board of Directors meeting 6/21/16

06212016 Special Meeting Agenda

Playground Grand Opening Party – Saturday, June 23

Come meet your neighbors and celebrate the opening of our new and improved playground from 9-10 am on Saturday, June 23.  We’ll have cookies and juice for the kids as well as a chance for them to try out all the fun new play activities.  See you there!

 

Helpful Documents for Pool Season

The warm weather has come early this year, and the Scofield Farms pool is now open for residents to enjoy! Here are some documents related to the pool that may come in handy:

2012 Pool FAQs

Pool Rules

2012 Lifeguard Schedule

Pool Party Guidelines

 

 

 

Movie In The Park- 2011

photo of movie in the park

 

On September 24th the Scofield ROA joined with the Ridge at Scofield HOA to sponsor our third annual “Movie in the Park”. Our wonderful corporate sponsor was University Federal Credit Union.