Friday, June 25, 2010

Darling Deer


It has been so long since I last posted....ugh oh, sounds like the beginning of 'confession' for all of you Catholics out there.  Like you, life got busy and after a chilly spring, I relished getting outside as much as possible! 
My deer seem fine but disappeared for over 60 days offering me only a few sightings but come May they began their nightly trek to the corn yard.   Bossy Boy still sports a partial arrow behind his right shoulder.  Brownie has not given birth to her twins yet nor has Cocoa given birth to her first fawn but Bossy, Brave One and Shy One all show the telling 'dent' where the tiny fawn(s) once were. 



Brave One positioned little 'Clover' out in the middle of the First Field again just as she did Sunny the year before, but due to visitors at the farm being a bit too nosey and getting too close, she decided that was not a good idea.  Good for her!  Baby Clover didn't need to be baking in that hot sun!


Ringo is growing a nice rack as is little Buttons (already!) who I fear will be like my Nub, taken too early in life for a yearling.  Ringo is 2, Buttons is only 1 year old.  Bandit still hangs with Bossy Boy and Tanner hangs with Ringo both two year olds looking up to the wiser and older big boys!  But my little BB, Nub, Long Horn boys, Beauty's Boy from last year and the older Twin have not shown up this spring.  Sigh..... Patty Pat, Limp and Runt survived the killing season and hopefully have given birth and are doing fine.  Beauty's Boy who is so light in color has no friends and has yet to hang with other little button bucks.  I hope Beauty is ok...

The yearling girls are cute!  Shy Girl is very friendly unlike her mother Shy One, and Sunny is very shy unlike her mother Brave One!   Brownie's 2 year old Cocoa has decided to be like her Aunt Bossy and push everyone away from the corn.  Brownie's Little Peanut is so sweet but not as brave as her twin, dear little Buttons who touched the back of my hand with his moist nose a week ago.  A first for me!  Brownie won't even do that and I have known her for 4 years!!  What a thrill, what a gift to be given from my darling deer!


15 comments:

Anne Marie said...

that was a sweet last picture......hope you are doing well!

貢慧 said...

nice to know you, and glad to find such a good artical!......................................................................

lisa said...

Very well done! I wish we had that many around here but with the trees of abundance they hide quite a bit.

Rural Rambler said...

Kritter Keeper I am just so happy to "see" you and what more fitting post than one filled with the deer you love so much. Beautiful photographs. I will take your blog posts any old time that you have time! It just is a busy summer :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Amazing, you have a real herd! Here we just see a couple at a time. The spotted one curled up in hiding is such a sweet pic. Loved them all.

怡如怡如 said...

Poverty is stranger to industry.....................................................................

Willard said...

Thanks for posting the update on your deer. You are fortunate that your bucks are still there. My two largest-a two year old and a three year old left for a week and returned and then left again to be seen no more. I was really looking forward to documenting their antler growth.

I still have thee 2 year old bucks, but they are not going to grow large racks. I have seen some fawns and gotten some excellent photographs, but not lately. It is truly good to see someone else enjoying the deer as much as I do. I hope you have a successful year photographing them.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Love your blog, we are new followers and actually found you in the blog Catalog. I find Deer so peaceful, and beautiful. My dogs on the other hand would love to chase them.
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Razzberry Corner said...

Oh, I love your deer family! I have a special love for deer. I used to know Sally, who gave birth to her twins near our house for 2 years in a row. I named the babies, and watched them grow, and watched them disappear during hunting season. The deer all ate the corn we gave them and were not afraid of us, athough they would never let us touch them nor would they touch our hands with their noses! One day Sally showed up very badly lame, and shortly thereafter we never saw her again. It broke my heart and I have not befriended any deer since then. But, since then we moved into the deep woods, and have a mineral block out back for the deer. They all come up, but I haven't named anyone here yet. I do still enjoy watching them, especially the fawns romping in the spring. And now that I found your blog, I will enjoy watching your deer!
~Lynn

Willard said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind compliment about my photography. It is amazing to watch the deer grow. Like you I have all of the regular visitors named. I have been doing this since 1997 and my current favorite doe is named "Geri", short for Geraldine and is eight years old and is the daughter of the first doe that accepted me. She is the mother of the fawn in the Camera Critters post.

怡潔怡潔 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

Miss Purr Purr said...

so very precious. that is a gift!

JC said...

I love your deer photos. We get deer at our beach place. Sometimes they will be in the fenced back yard and so far I've noticed them before letting the dogs out.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I love reading about your Darling Dear! They are beautiful, and that is way cool that little Buttons touched your hand! You have the sweetest, prettiest, most interesting group of live lawn ornaments I've ever seen :) Mine visit, but all too briefly. Thanks for sharing. (Can't believe it took me this long to realize you had a post! I'm a LOT slow) -Tammy

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

You are too funny! Got your comment on my comment.. I just wanted you to know I love your new header, and the pictures are superb.. especially the fawn shots!

I hope to start posting a bit more, and hope you do as well. Always love seeing your updates!

Hugs
Jan