Tuesday, April 9, 2013
April 9, 2013 Signs of Spring
Skinny Butt had been gone over a week. I figured my favorite boy was gone til next winter. Well, I just finished breakfast and here he came, charging in to the yard, tongue hanging out. I looked, no wolves in sight....hmmmm. Pretty soon, here were two other good sized bucks, neither of them young, walking into the yard. I guess he found a couple of buddies on his roamings of late. But then, we always have some "new" deer show up as they move back toward their summer spaces. I don't think they are going to be too pleased with getting back in the brush yet. There is still a lot of snow! He moved over to his favorite door, as usual. I brought him out some treats. He was a happy guy!
Back to signs of spring.....I saw my first chipmunk on the deck on Sunday. I also saw the first pussywillows out. I thought about picking some, but didn't. Today, as I started on my morning walk with Toby, I saw my first woodcock. It seems like, a good many years, the woodcocks arrive before there seems to be any food for them to find. This one was along the county road, trying to find some stuff along the ditch. Anyway, since some of them are arriving, spring might be coming.