Deer Watching

Brad looked out the living room window a little before 5:00 pm yesterday evening and saw a doe lying down near the creek. I went to look and saw her and a second doe about thirty yards from the first one. We’ve not gone outside or opened the garage doors because we’re pretty sure we have a couple of does in labor. At 6:20 pm they were still there which is unusual.

It’s overcast and we’ve had a couple of thunderstorms come through today and a good bit of rain as well. The yard is freshly mowed and they seem to be safely bedded down. The light is fading due to the clouds so I won’t be able get more photos at this point. I stepped out into the garage and snapped three photos through the glass of the north side door.

This doe is closest to the house, about seventy-five yards. She got up once, walked around a few minutes and went back to the same spot and laid back down facing the other way.

Not a very good quality photo because of the glass, the distance and the zoom lens. This doe is about thirty yards east of the first one.

We’ll probably see fauns in the next couple of days then they will disappear for awhile. We still have a big cat that roams around this area and then the deer become scarce again. We also have bobcats, coyotes and at least one fox that are at home on our property.

We’ve got more rain forecast for the next few days so we’ll be spending our days indoors unless we need to go to town for anything.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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