Saturday, January 2, 2010
We are howling at the Moon
What a GREAT way to start this New Year. I have GREAT GREAT GREAT NEWS the deer family is back safe and sound!!!!! My prayers have been answered. The dogs alerted me to the fact that before dusk our sweet family was eating in the far pasture. I must admit I let out a squeek that I think could have been heard in the next county. I stood and watched them for the longest time just on the edge of crying - I can not tell you how worried I was about them. My heart still breaks for the sweet little deer who lost it's life but I also must admit I was so grateful that it was not someone in this family pod.
I called the authorities to let them know and they informed me that they have arrested some folks down the way who was caught poaching deer. Turns out it is only a fineable offense but I sure will be keeping an eye on them. I understand hunting - my father did it my whole life but only the correct way - these guys are killing anything in sight, out of season and without any thought to the possibility of also hitting our livestock. Then I find out they are hunting to feed illegals who they have working on their ranch under horrible conditions. Just bad folks all around. The ranch owners will be in court for that at least and now there is talk that this group might have been also poaching livestock. It is unbelieveable what goes on - all the more reason my dogs work so hard. Good luck on trying to come near any of my sweet babies. I guess I might have to start target practice again. Little rusty on the shot gun but I still can hit what I aim at.
But back to the good news - so our little family is back and all under the glow of this incredible moon - Life could not get any sweeter...