Sunday, January 13, 2013

Look Who Is Here

I have new guests at the farm and what a surprise.  It was around 4 am when I went out to bring more water and check on folks that I realized someone was watching me.  After the experience with the Badger I was on alert but did not see anything and the dogs where silent.  I went about my task and as I moved the large cattle panel that lines the driveway from the yard my headlamp reached the front deck of the house.  The open space under the deck is often a resting place for my animals when I let them graze the front but this time the light reflected back 8 set of large eyes.  I did not panic but stood still for a moment to clear my blurry eyes and to listen closely to hear the sounds that might be coming from those eyes.  It was hard to make out the shapes but I could tell they where not something that was to harm me but rather they just wanted out of the bone chilling cold.


I walked slowly to the shop door which is only inches from the deck.  The shapes did not move other then having their eyes track me.  I went through the door and closed it behind me knowing that I was inside and safe.  I did make a mental note and started a pot of coffee.  I could hear the shapes leaving their snuggle spot as the sun started to peek it's way over the easterner horizon..  I went to find the camera and position myself to get a couple of pictures of the new guests.  By the time I found the camera I had missed my chance so I had to wait just a bit longer until I had finished my next check and all had their breakfast.


Here is who came to visit.  It is a new group of deer.  What was exciting is there is a Mother with a set of Twins - WOW!!  They have been wondering around  the whole day.  Nibbling, Watching and as the sun set they have found a place under the front large pine trees to settle in for the night. 

5 comments:

caprejan said...

Cor it look ruddy chilly there, Grace. The deer knew where to come for safety and comfort. Wrap up, keep warm and TRY to have a little rest today. x

Anonymous said...

Grace, the deer know you have a safe haven. Amazing she has two little ones...Linda

Kristina said...

We had a baby deer settle in our brush one year. The others ran across the highway, but one baby didn't make it. It turned around and stayed until another deer came and coaxed it away. It stayed for a longer time that I thought it would too.

thewovenspoke said...

We love seeing wildlife coming thru our yard. Deer, javelina, a roadrunnwe who goes his round every afternoon. There are more att night I'm sure! chhers Dawn

larkspur funny farm said...

The new deer today met a few of the other deer that live here and it was very interesting to watch. We will see how it all goes. Thanks ladies for sharing and I am excited to hear more about those wild friends who make their way into your lives...