We are a bit behind on our Christmas decorating this year.
Usually, we start at least by Nov. 27 (the Feast of St. Catherine). However, this Christmas is a first for 3 felines.
So we set up the tree, but left it alone. We didn’t even fluff out the branches. The idea being, the cats can get used to the tree being there, and we can start training them to stay out of it, using a spray bottle.
The problem with that, however, is someone has to be in the room to catch them in the act, and we don’t exactly hang out in the dining room.
It’s going to take pliers to straighten some of these branches out. 😀
We can, however, start decorating the rest of the house. Tomorrow is the first day of Advent, so I at least want to get our Advent wreath and its candles set up.
I just have to figure out which of the bins it got put into. 🙂
Today was my “day of rest”, during my daughter’s short shift. It was warm enough that I was able to do quite a bit of walking (playing Pokemon Go, of course. 😉 ), and was able to check out the conditions at the beach, too.
In the distance, you can see a ridge of ice on the lake. Beyond that is pretty much open water. At this time of year, and at these temperatures, the winds and waves are keeping the lake quite open, even in this comparatively narrow section of it; narrow enough that we can just see the opposite shore, though not in this photo. It will be some weeks, at least, before the ice is thick enough to drive on, and the ice fishing huts start getting set up.
While doing my morning rounds and starting along the path to the trail cam, I immediately noticed something odd about one of the fence wires.
It’s hard to see in the photo, but one of the wires is all bent out of shape.
On the wire below, I could see why.
A couple of barbs has tufts of deer fur stuck in them.
The electrical cord that powers our lights by the gate runs along the top wire of the fence. It’s big and thick, making it quite visible, even in the dark (at least for a deer!). My guess is, the deer tried to duck under the electrical wire, but didn’t see the barbed wire below and got hung up.