Saturday, March 1, 2014
March 1, 2014 A beautiful morning!
As much as I like to hit the shore early when there is color, there is so much snow.....I just plain feel guilty when I jump in the truck and make my deer friends wait for their breakfast. Days are getting longer and they are arriving earlier all the time. Then, they lay down under the spruces and wait for me to get up and out there. Most certainly, their food in the woods is way past buried. If they get off their deer trails, they are also buried....if they are a fawn. The adults still manage to keep more than their neck and head above the snow.
I was talking to my neighbor when I stopped to get eggs a couple days ago. He had the same thing happen as I did. He was coming home, there was a deer on the road....it jumped the bank to go almost out of sight in the snow. I don't think the deer could possibly have a worse winter than they are having. If the snow ever crusts at this depth, it is going to be just ugly.
Speaking of deer having a tough time.....I think plenty of residents of the people kind aren't having it too nice either. We are having the coldest winter in 139 years. The cold just hangs on and hangs on. We have never used this much propane before. EVER! If you don't use propane to heat your house, heat your water, cook with, whatever.....consider yourself fortunate. The price had climbed to over $5 a gallon. People will be having to decide whether to have warmth or to eat pretty quick. I really get perturbed at the powers that be when they gouge people like that on necessities. They can always manage to have an excuse to raise the price of something sky high....and then some.....when people really need it.
Funny, all this talk about needing to be independent of foreign oil and such in this country.......
Now, we have the bakken oil fields so close to us. Doesn't seem to be helping the cost of our fuel much does it. Always an excuse. Sell it to the highest bidder and ship it out of the country....... Bah humbug! Big money talks, as usual. They don't give a crap about the little people in this country that do the work and make everything work. Don't even get me started.......
Anyway, it's peaceful in the yard and it's a lovely day.....even if it is cold!