Monday, March 30, 2009

MY BIG BACKYARD


Aren't they beautiful? I looked out the kitchen window a few evenings ago just before dark and saw this family of deer in our pasture. They were calmly grazing on the new green shoots of grass as if they didn't have a care in the world.


Do you see the yellow collar on the largest deer in this picture? Our neighbors raised him as a fawn after his mother was killed. When he was small they kept him in a pen near their house, but after he grew bigger they started letting him graze outside the cage, and finally started leaving his cage door open so he can come and go as he pleases. They are in hopes that he will find a herd and learn to run wild as he is meant to.......from the looks of this picture that may have happened.

I watched the deer for quite some time that evening....they came right up to the fence behind our house and the little ones even ran and played a little. After awhile, one by one they lept gracefully over the pasture fence and I thought how wonderful it was getting to share their lives for a few moments.

2 comments:

Beth Ann said...

Hi - love your blog! What peaceful pictures!!

Beth Ann said...

Hi Debbie - I just checked out your blog - it is great! I clicked on your guest counter and was happy to finally find a counter link! My blogs are www.theoldtimeyshop.blogspot.com which is a blog about our shop and www.vintageventures.blogspot.com which is about this and that.

Stop by and visit! ~Beth Ann

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