Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New Arrival

Jilda whipped up some pasta for lunch today and I was at the sink putting ice cubes in the glasses for sweet tea when I looked out the window toward the barn.

When I saw what was scurrying across the field, I just had to smile. We've had a young deer that's been coming up in the front yard and what appeared to be a mama deer in the back.

A few days ago the mama deer disappeared. With the brutal heat the last several days,  I figured she'd moved on to get closer to a water supply. But today, when I saw the spotted fawn frolicking in the field, I realized  that the mama had been off in the hollow giving birth.

The fawn looked like a puppy running around her mama and chasing crows that were trying to horn in on the corn.

I went this afternoon and bought another bag of corn and a mineral lick. I also put a pan of fresh water in the shade of the apple tree.
We both sat at the table and watch the show. What a gift!

1 comment:

  1. I like watching wildlife like that, and there is nothing as endearing as frolicking babies!


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