Sunday, November 4, 2012
November 4, 2012 Deer season
This girl above, though.....Miz Spectacles by name.....because of those big white eye rings.....just follows me around the yard wishing I would pay more attention to her and give her more treats. It makes me wonder how I can even think about shooting some "venison" for my winter food supply. I have always done it.....I guess, for the time being, I will continue. But, I'll tell you what......having all these pets does make it difficult. Saturday morning there were 14 does and fawns laying by the house and on the mound, all trying to be safe. This morning, there were 16! The wolves are making them really hang close. My neighbor, the only non-hunting one anymore....said while I was gone, the girls all came over and laid around in his yard to be near the people. They had figured out we weren't home. Did I ever tell you......critters aren't stupid. Anyway, when I walk back into the yard, I always tell them, it's ok.....it's just me. Then, they settle right down once they know who and what it is. They will lay and watch us work in the yard or the more tame ones.....Shadow or Zoe or Fancy's Girl or Miz Spectacles.....Red Doe too, these days....to see if they can con you into another treat or an early one. They are too funny. So, I get plenty of exercise walking way up the hill north or way east of the house.....where none of my girls can hopefullly find me while I am trying to get one of the boys. So it goes.....deer hunting is an interesting proposition anymore.
Well, I have thawed out from the mornings hikes and sits.....I did have one walk by me this morning.....too many small balsams to see it tho it was close.....so, it's time to get back out there to see what else I can find.
I should mention, yesterday while I was out I had a red-backed vole along side me, coming in and out of a rotten, hollow popple. It was so dang cute. It even did the wash his whiskers with his front paws thing. It was going in and out of a little knot hole in the side and would watch me with just its face looking out of the hole. It was so chubby it was just about round. It made me wonder how its fat little butt even fit in and out that hole. But....it did. A cute distraction while waiting for bigger game!
Ain't nature grand.......