Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wait till you read this one

How can I explain what happened to me today? You won't believe it, heck I have trouble wrapping my mind around it. No, I did not win the lottery - have to play to win. No, I did not create the next "Pet Rock" - don't kid yourself you know you wished you had.... NO NO NO I did not finally get more then 2 hours of sleep - BETTER ! Have you guessed it?? Oh and NO the temp is not warmer one bit. I was so pooped today that this afternoon I took the truck down the very long winding driveway to take the trash down and pick up the mail. As I was rattling down the holes and thinking how lazy I felt I notice a few of the deer standing along the driveway. Those who live here never fear. But all of a sudden I saw more and more and more deer. I could hardly believe my eyes. There must be over 34 deer (yep, I counted quickly but I am sure there where more) of all ages, sizes and sexes standing at the end of my driveway. WOW and Shut the Front Door! I got to the end of the driveway and just let the truck idel as I slowly got out. Was not sure what they would do so I went slow and did not make eye contact. Hard not to since there was so many of them. I took the trash out of the back bed and slowly walked to the trash can and placed my little sack in and started to walk the can to the road. The sweet deer watched my every momentment but did not care what I was doing. Here came the tricky part - I had three deer standing around the mailbox. I am talking right next to it, an inch and a half between them and the box. So I walked slowly but still keeping my breathing regular and strong. Animals gauge you by your breathing. As I walked towards the box I slowly outstretched my hand and just like Moses they parted slowly and I took out my Netflix movie. Closed the door and walked back to the truck. Once reaching the truck I just stood and watched them. How amazing and such an out of this world experience. A few walked by so close that I could smell what they were eating... I could see their white eyelashes. It took every ounce of control I had not to touch them - you know me got to pet things but I know this is never an option with wild creatures. I stood for almost 20 minutes (freezing my butt off because I had not planned to be standing out in the frezzing cold) just BEING with them. Finally the bitter cold got the better of me. I got back into the truck and started it up and even more wonders of wonders was that they did not care. As I drove slowly down the driveway they walked along side as if to say "We will follow you back" and that is just what they did. Now since I watch way too many horror movies I thought this reminds me of the part in "The Ring" where the deer attaked the car because that strange kid from the well possesed the deer and they smashed the car to pieces. As I got out of the car they continued up to the front burm and made themselves at home. I went in the shop door, turned around and still could not believe what just happened. I stood gazing out of the glass door and took slow deep breathes. I kept thinking if this was to be my last day on the planet I had an out of this world experience that I wished I could explain better or share the feelings I experienced amongst these magical creatures. So dispite the lack of sleep, bitter cold and no lottery winnings I had an over the top day thanks to 34 sweet souls... THANK YOU DEER ONES

9 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Now if you had a camera they would have all run away. Fantastic they stayed around for you to enjoy.

Ngo Family Farm said...

That is nothing short of amazing. You have such a gift with animals.
-Jaime

Aprons and More said...

Thant's amazing! Mom was wondering if you put out hay for the deer when it is so bitterly cold...

Katy :)

Anonymous said...

What can you say to this but, WOW. Grace, what a privilege, you are the 'animal whisper' ... Linda

caprejan said...

Hey my deer,What a fantastic experience, you're now one of the gang, I do hope they hang around and you manage to get some pics.xx

Lisa said...

they've probably been watching you for a long time and determined you were accepted... ;)
what a lovely experience!

Karen Polzin said...

That happened because Grace has a loving soul and the deer can see it!
They felt safe with her.
What a blessing Grace!

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks ladies for the lovey responses. I felt so honored to be in that group and they are still hanging out but mostly in the forest. I did have this morning some of the young one's playing out in the open and the Llama Mothers watched them closely - it is a Mom thing..

To Answer your Mom's question I never feed or leave out feed for the wild animals here. There is enough for them to gather on their own and I only left water out in the forest during the fires....

I will keep trying to get some pictures.

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