Monday, February 16, 2015

Signs of Spring

After months of disappearing, over the past week, deer have begun to emerge from the deeper woods and thickets around The Shire. As I write, a doe is browsing along the wood line at the southeast corner of the pond. A couple of days ago a doe and yearling leisurely walked straight down our driveway. It's a reminder that spring is just around the corner in our neck of the woods, though I, having grown up in Maine, never consider winter to ever really arrive here in Georgia.

Each day the sun rises higher, and as May and June roll around the majority of does will begin to drop their fawns. Sandy and I can't wait to see the first spotted little one clinging close its mama! Last year we had a set of twins. The babies make us smile as we watch them romp around on skinny little legs that seem to slender to support them. From time to time their mama will stretch out their long necks and give the youngsters a little disciplinary thump with their head.

It's time to start putting out the deer corn again. They love it! 

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