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.
So began what was probably the worst move we’ve had.
Okay, so there may have been one other that was worse, but that was because we all came down with the flu and got so sick, I actually collapsed from illness and exhaustion. Which has never happened to be before or since.
But we didn’t have to deal with a moving company that time. They were supposed to make things better. Not worse! Having to spend hours in the van, with the cats, trying to keep our plants and fish from freezing didn’t help, either.
A year later saw things much improved. Rather than having to deal with all the hassles of moving, we were into our routine of keeping this place going –