Readers from the winter and earlier know that a herd of deer lives in the woods around our homestead and visit us regularly. (If you haven’t met last year’s fawns yet, you really may enjoy clicking on the link above.) During the summer, they munch on our grapevine and whatever greens we let grow outside our deer fence as well as the green grass that grows over the septic outflow. They really like our two old apple trees, which drop apples all summer long. And they visit the creek.
A few days after we got back from our big Grand Canyon adventure, I looked outside and spotted a familiar doe–she has beige almond-shaped markings around her eyes and was the mother of the single fawn last year. She has a new fawn! This doe is not the one that lets me get close to her babies, but she did let me take a few pictures from a distance. I hope she’ll let me get closer as the fawn grows, so you can see more of our dear deer.Yes, our yard and trees really need water!
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