This deer is very intently watching one of the outside cats.
Sometimes, the cats seem perplexed by the bird bath having ice instead of water. 😀
I would love nothing more than to be able to touch a deer. They look so soft and gentle! Especially with their fuzzy winter coats.
It’s a lie, of course. Deer can be quite vicious, and they have very sharp, pointy hooves!
But I can still dream. 🙂
When topping up the bird bath with warm water, I could see where the cats had licked a hole though the ice on the surface to get at the water below. The hole got bigger when warm water was added to it. Potato Beetle was absolutely fascinated by it. He kept prowling around it. Water and bubbles must have been sloshing on one side as he did, because he kept going from the hole, so a spot beside it. Eventually, he started dipping his entire leg through the hole, causing something to to move on the side, which would catch is attention. Back and forth he kept going!
It was quite entertaining. 😀
Chewing faces. 😀
This morning, when I did my rounds, it was dark enough that I was able to see which of the LED bulbs on our fence lights were working or not, and pulled the burnt out bulbs.Continue reading
Of course, what he’s actually doing is eating a seed, but I can pretend!
Having the deer visiting us regularly is one of the plus sides of the weather turning cold! They are so pretty. 🙂
Two years ago today, my older daughter and I started our drive out to the farm.
We were able to look back on it last year, with a different perspective. Mostly, just relieved that it was over, and in the hope we’ll never have to go through that again!
By this time last year, we were getting into the routine of living out here, and taking care of the critters.
Most of the cats that were regularly with us in that first year are gone now. Only Beep Beep and Butterscotch are still here, as they have been since while my father was still around. I found pictures of them from when I was able to come out for a visit in 2015.
Which makes me happy. My dad did love the yard cats!
This deer was very focused on the cat that was walking by.