Every spring new families arrive at The Shire. Late this afternoon a mama deer and her little fawn were feeding along the pond. This morning another mama, with twin fawns, hustled her little ones into the woods when I walked outside.
A couple of mornings ago, Sandy and I were having coffee on the front porch. A doe came busting out of the pasture to the west being pursued by a pack of coyotes. The deer continued across the pasture, but the pack stopped on the edge of the woods. I got Joshes 22 and tipped one of them over. I know I hit him, and I am fairly certain his hunting days are over. Buzzards began circling later in the day….