One of the nice things about a holiday weekend is that you’re around to see things you wouldn’t normally see.
Last Friday morning, eagle eyes Matt spotted two deer in the back field. We walked back to get a closer look and we were actually able to get near enough to see it was a small doe and yearling.
We’ve been waiting to see deer on the property. Up to now, all we’ve seen is tracks.
I didn’t have the camera with me, so I wasn’t able to get a picture of them.
However, a trio of deer showed up in the same field on Saturday morning. Unfortunately, this group was a lot more skittish and as soon as we started to walk towards the field they took off. The photo above shows their white tails as they bounded away. If you squint really hard at the circled areas and use your imagination, you might be able to envision them there.
We’ll keep an eye out this weekend and try to get actual photo proof that deer pass through our property. What’s on your weekend wish list?
Wishing everyone a great one.
We get deer here, too (on Vancouver Island.) But our deer are really small. When I first moved here, eight years ago, I looked out the front door early one morning and there was all this mist, and a beautiful buck nibbling the leaves of our fruit tree, just 15 or so feet away. It felt like I had moved to an enchanted land!
That’s amazing! We’ve had one come up near the house, but for the most part they stay in the back fields. I would love to see them more regularly and entice them to come closer.
I know someone who enticed the deer (fawns, actually) to come around by leaving trails of bits of carrots leading in the direction she wanted them to come.
Thanks for the tip. It will be a balance of enticing them close to the house while keeping them out of my vegetable garden.
Ah. Good luck with that! Carrot bits and coyote pee? (That’s not a complete non-sequitor; it’s supposed to repel deer from gardens!)