Sunday, November 18, 2007

Who was more scared, him or me?

I took this picture of this little guy last summer and we have only seen him a couple of times since. Well, early this morning I went for a walk in the woods all by myself. It was a little wet and chilly but I was bundled up and really enjoying the quiet, peacefulness of the woods. I was walking down a narrow path behind this barn at the back of the property when I just about ran smack dab into him.

As I was turning onto another path, right in front of me is that same little guy only not so little anymore. He was just as surprised to see me as I was to see him. He looked huge and his antlers looked really big! My husband was not too happy that I may have spooked one of the few bucks that we have on the property. Well, he bounded a few yards away and stopped dead in his tracks, stood wagging his tail, very annoyed and looked at me as if to say "what in the world are you doing here!" I believe this is what he expected to see.

This beautiful girl has been visiting our farm all summer helping herself to the apples and sampling the clover we have planted along our pond. The other day we had 6 more just like her, 2 does, each with a set of twins.
This photo was taken out of my front door last summer. The mama would eat the larger apples and the twins would munch nearby on the crabapples that had fallen from a tree .

Yes, I believe this is exactly what he had on his mind this cold chilly morning. He was definitely not thinking about feeding chickens and turkeys, gathering eggs, piles of laundry and wondering how to get it all done with a broken washer and the fix-it guy not coming until Monday and worse yet,we are almost out of clean socks! We are down to the ones we never wear because they don't have matches or are holey.

No wonder we almost ran into each other. We both were deep in thought...

And I am positive that I was more scared than him!


Danielle said...

You're tagged! Thanks! I'll come back and see your answers!

Danielle said...

Very beautiful deer! I love to see deer at other folks places, just not my own. I don't want them bringing ticks to our property and I don't want them to give my goats any crazy diseases.