I have NEVER seen this before!! This doe has been bringing her offspring by each evening. I had assumed that she was the doe with the triplet bucks, but when I took the time to REALLY look at who was in the backyard, I noticed that there were FOUR and they are all “little girls”!!! They are looking for birdseed that I scatter in the grass for the birds..they love it!
I’ve been back from Florida two weeks or so and I think the deer have caught on that I’m here now. Just about dusk, they have started to come running around the corner of the house and after peering in the kitchen windows they linger at the edge of the woods.
LOOK I FOUND A PIECE OF CORN!!
MOVE ALONG LITTLE DOGGY..
I’M JUST GOING TO STAND AROUND LOOKING PRETTY..
Dash has been hiding Rocket from me lately…haven’t seen Rocket in about two weeks…
and tonight, SURPRISE!, Rocket is back…..
This evening I got to meet someone VERY special! At first it was had to tell
what I was looking at, as the object seemed to be moving at the speed of
light…just a blur, streaking past the window…
Then….CELEBRATION !!! Dash finally brought her fawn to meet us…
and now you know why “baby” is named “Rocket”….
Of course, the moment that Dash saw me in the window…they were out of
there….not racing away,,but just being safe and leaving the area…
so today wasn’t half bad
At the request of a fellow blogger, you know who you are Sonel…I am
posting this video of our regular visitors..They seemed to be having an
off night..almost no one was spared in this “rumble”..
I was all set to go out and referee, but at the last minute complete
and utter common sense prevailed. (I’m not that nuts yet!)
But then I looked out the window and they were glaring in at me and I
decided to go find some chocolate for myself.
I’ve watched some videos recently that have been posted
about the tragedy that affected Japan just one year ago.
All one can think is: how fragile life is, how fragile life is.
How strong love is.
I have the highest respect for the survivors of this disaster and
the courage they display is beyond remarkable. The looks in the
eyes of those who were immediately affected that day…the
courage it takes for some to go on..I am humbled and wishing that
the sympathy and love that you feel in your heart for them could
go directly to their hearts…so that they could truly know that
others feel their pain, and wish they could take that pain away.
This blog entry was supposed to share some images with you that I
love. They are from moments in my life that I will always cherish.
The videos of Japan are a HUGE reminder to cherish those we love,
the good moments that we have, the blessings as we’re granted
another day to fill with love and hopefully laughter.
The last picture is of “Mama”, the star of my book…she is no longer
She will have a piece of my heart for ever and ever.
Here are some of my moments.
We had a mini-blizzard tonight. It snowed for hours
and the woods were transformed into a dream land.
At midnight the snow had just stopped and I was closing up the
house. Lights out for the backyard, and within five
minutes my little ghostly deer floated in from the woods.
They came as a group, five in all, with the little fawn
travelling right in the middle of the group. Unfortunately,
I had not scattered the corn over a large enough area and
within minutes they were fighting.
This was not just one doe lunging at another, this was the four
mature does standing straight up on their hind legs and going
for each other. I watched for a moment getting more and more
When I saw the little fawn get rushed and stumble
to the ground, that was it. I hurried out to the kitchen,
grabbed the bucket and went to the garage for more corn.
When I opened the back door, one of the does stood and listened
to me reassure her that I had good intentions. Always like to give
them a heads up, you never know. She tolerated that for a moment
and then she was off like a shot, along with the rest of the herd.
I trudged through the snow in my boots,no socks, nightgown and heavy coat.
As I scattered the corn, I just shook my head and thought “what am I
doing?” Couldn’t have slept though, knowing that they would be back, and
the baby was going to take the brunt of the fighting if I didn’t give them
the chance to spread out and feed.
The upside of my little adventure is that it was beautiful and still out there
in the yard, surrounded by the dark of the night and the beautiful
snow laden trees. May sound crazy, but it was awesome.
Again, I’m a lucky girl.
But will I ever get to sleep tonight?