Sunday, February 7, 2010
On a roll with the deer
I went down this am to check the goats & give them hay,I was still in my nightgown,put a pair of long underware on, socks,my dh`s knee high rubber boots,hat,coat,gloves.I thought,while I`m down here,I`ll run a pan of corn over to where I feed the deer.On the way back up to the house,I fell,face first in the snow.I thought right away how glad I am that I`m not hurt,& glad we have no close neighbors to see it.
I came in,got a shower,got out & peeked out the kitchen window & there was deer everywhere.So I know that they were waiting somewhere in the forest & saw me,or heard me.The tracks they are making go up to the goats pen,they must be curious about them,& to our garden.They are traveling differently than they used to,I noticed by their tracks.
But these were mean,mean,deer,pawing & kicking each other,chasing the little ones away.I put the corn in a line instead of a big pile to let them all get some,but they still fought over it.i`ll probably feed them again today when I give the goats grain.Yesterday I saw them eating various branches & weeds in the woods too.