Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Old Friends ~ December 22, 2015
Story ~ Well.....as you know, I still hunt deer. I am not ready to give up my venison even tho I have an awful lot of deer friends. But, it gets more difficult all the time as I will be out in the woods and one of my friends walks up to me out there. I do not shoot my friends. Well ~ on Veteran's Day, I had been in from the morning hunting excursion having only seen a few doe friends. I sat down to check my email when I caught a reflection in my computer screen. Here he was ~ standing in the window looking for me. I thought ~ oh my.......It's the first week of deer season and he's back early. That isn't entirely a bad thing. However, there are way too many people hunting in this area and I was worried someone was going to shoot my buddy before season would end. Well ~ luck has been with us. He made it through the rifle and muzzle loader season. He is quite the majestic buck. He is definitely the yard boss. I sure enjoy watching the antics of him out here. And ~ even better. He mated with one of Shadow's daughters so I know his genes are passing on to someone I know and can watch this year. :) More wonderful bucks! Well ~ that we don't know. She might have girls! Shadow is now 8 1/2 years old and she has had only 1 buck fawn all these years. I can wish.
Then, when I was out putting alfalfa out this morning, another younger big, majestic buck came strolling into the yard. He is looking good too. So......with the shortage of bucks around and knowing quite a few got got in the vicinity.....it's nice to see old friends back that survived another season. Soon, he too was at the basement door wanting some "baby" corn. That is our nickname for the cracked corn Shadow and some of the special pets like. But.....that includes a couple of the big guys who really like it too ~ rather than chew that big, whole corn.
Anyway ~ I'm off to a good week with my critters. I will end with a fun one I took of Betsy down on the neat ice formations on the shore of Lake Superior yesterday. It has gotten really good ratings from friends and photographer friends alike. Now.....had it only been sunny to highlight that nice ice..........