Tuesday, September 29, 2009

'TIS THE SEASON

Only one day left in September and the morning temperature has already dropped in the 40's around our area! It has been beautiful weather the past couple of weeks and the leaves are already beginning to turn.
Our deer population is increasing rapidly and they are beginning to hang out in front of our house everyday. In fact, we have at least 10 in our yard at all times. They come and go during the day and bed down in our front yard every evening.

They still amuse us (probably doesn't say much for us....we are easily entertained) and we do love to watch them as they graze and interact with each other. Of course we love seeing the fawns! We see mostly does and an occasional buck. They just stand and stare at me when I come out of the house. I get pretty close to them when I "talk" to them!
Here's what they come for......corn! Yes, we are back feeding them again. We weren't planning on feeding them again this year but when you can count their ribs as they go by, they need something to eat! Of course, I also feed them leftover bread and tortillas which they love as well. And what they miss, the squirrels eat! We also have the fattest squirrels!!


Do you get to see any "wildlife" where you live? Other than on TV!!


Psalm 42:1
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God!

16 comments:

Melissa Stover said...

love the song from that scripture. as the deer.

i love watching deer. i have never seen that many in my yard at one time. how exciting!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness!! My kids would go nuts over a site like that.
I will be in your neck of the woods soon. Marc had his 40th birthday over the summer and I told him we could go to a game during football season. For me that is a really big deal. He knows that I have a hard time with crowds and I can bet cha they will have a crowd. Im not sure how I will feel wayyyyy up in those stands but I will hang in there for my sweet husband. {{prayer needed here}}hehe. It will be about a ten hour drive for us and we will make a few stops along the way. He went to LA Tech so we will stop there then make a stop in Eldorado where he is from. I had to laugh because He has asked me a few times to get with Kelly and Scott so He and Scott could talk football. I had to explain to him that Kelly is one busy lil Momma and Im sure their plate is full right now. I will keep my eye open for one of yall and if you see a short cajun talking funny and slow that would be me....take care~

kass09 said...

Thank You SO much! I was SO excited when I read your comment and was like wow, that was so sweet and amazing, then I saw Kelly's mom and was like oh my goodness its Kelly's Korner's mom lol :o). You have such a sweet daughter and I LOVE her blog, it was actually one of the ones that inspired me to start mine! Your comment meant so much to me and it is neat to see people actually reading my blog and posts. I so hope that God can use my blog and story to inspire others, espcially younger girls who dealt with weight the same as I did. I honestly just felt this past wkend that God really put it on my heart to start this blog and I am so thankful I did. Thanks again for your comment and I look forward to reading your blog as well :o).
~Kassandra

April said...

What I'd give to live in an area like you do...no traffic buzzing by...just peace, quiet, and simple beauty. I can't get over how many deer you have wandering about! I could sit and observe them all day long. Count yourself very lucky.

Jilly said...

Just bunnies, which is fun for the baby

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

We live in the city so we do not see much but my parents and inlaws have farms out in the country and we love paying them a visit. The only wild animals in our yard are our 3 yr old hound mix and 12 year old Jack Russell. My husband hunts and I have been with him (just one time:) and it is so neat to hear everything "wake up" in the woods. It's like a switch flips and they all "come on". God is better than we can even imagine, huh!

Kelley said...

What a beautiful site! Where I live I don't see deer very much, but my parents do and my in-laws do. My in-laws have so many in their yard, just like your picture shows.

Becky said...

My daughter has triplet boys - talk about wildlife!

We have a cabin in a wooded area and once in a while we too will see deer. Living in Indiana, we see a lot of migrating birds this time of year. We live in the middle of the city but do see some racoons, skunks, etc. from time to time. Of course there is the neighborhood squirrel who our dog is determined to catch.....

You have a lovely home.

Taylor said...

Awww...don't you just love country life?! I grew up in the country and now live in the country with my family and we ALWAYS have deer out here roaming.

The house next door to us is for sale and they have 5 acres and there are usually about 6 does and a few little spotted babies over there! Grace (my 2 year old) loves to go out on our porch and sit and watch them!

jill said...

how precious!!!!! if we weren't smack dab in the middle of the busiest part of our town, i'd feed every animal i saw. love that!

Aunt Rhody said...

At our house we have way too many squirrels stealing pecans. Lots of beautiful birds--jays, sparrows, finches, cardinals, robins, and others. And we have an occasional raccoon, possum, skunk, or snake. Rarely we see wild turkey, armadillos, and a fox. But we are in TOWN. There is a small lake near us that attracts all the wild things. Right now, we are on the migration path of the Monarch butterflies and they are so beautiful!

Erin said...

Wow! I would be entertained as well! 40s in the mornings here in upstate New York, Fall has arrived and I'm just loving it!

Lauren said...

Oh how amazing! I would never leave my home if I had the deer friends that you do! :) We live in a woods; therefore, we do see some deer, but not nearly as many as you! (We have a fawn colored Greyhound who doesn't bark much, so I think they all wonder why this "deer" gets to live inside with us!) :)

We feel many, many raccoon, squirrels, opossum, skunk, etc. And yes, I talk to all of them too! They are just too beautiful! Every day I say that I am blessed to live in their woods.

Lauren Kelly said...

I soooo wish I lived somewhere where the leaves turn :(

Tara G. said...

We have quail- the children (and me, too!) love to watch them run because their little knots are bob in such a funny way! We get some deer, a coyote every now and then, and an owl. Often times, we see lots of wild turkeys roaming the street on the way to the commissary- they're huge! My favorite at this assignment is going down to the Coast Guard pier to see the sea lions on the rocks or to Point Lobos to see the seals and sea otters- much more fun than the aquarium!

Girl with the Curlz said...

I love the pictures of the deers. It reminds me of home. Where my husband and I live we see no deer but where I grew up we had woods behind us and we would see 9-10 deer every morning while eating breakfast it was wonderful. My parents say they still are coming through the yard. We all liked it but my dad would get mad because they would come through and eat the tops off all his flowers (ha-ha).