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Blog number one thousand two hundred twenty whatever, where River chases turkeys.

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Wild turkeys. They’re comical and I love to watch them…

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But then they discovered my deer grain pans.

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I chased them, but half heartedly and with ridiculously cringe worthy baby talk.

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But they’re turkeys, so as soon as I walked in the house and looked out the window? This.

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So I chased them again. And that time they stayed gone for an hour… just long enough for me to put out the nightly deer snack.

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While I don’t mind them coming to eat the dropped bird seed and assorted Casa River insects, they’ve figured out the buffet of deer grain, fruit and fox food is laid out at 3:00pm and this might be a problem.

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Back in the barn.

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The husband was back at it this past weekend.

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Finishing up the (not so) temporary (not so) easy access heat blocker to the upstairs.

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By the time I walked in he had the insulation board attached to the zip siding board …

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Had rigged up small pieces of insulation board on the top step..

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And was busy stuffing Roxul in the small holes.

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And the even smaller small holes.

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Our old doe was munching under the apple trees…

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And Mike Pence was still where no one wanted him to be.

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So much stuffing.

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Please remember… when this barn was built it was not meant to be an airtight and heated space, so there’s a lot of scrambling required to make it one now.

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So when all else fails?

Caulk.

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And then, for the man who didn’t want to use insulation board?

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Another piece of insulation board.

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So yes, there’s insulation board, on top of insulation board, on top of zip siding.

I dare the hot air to seep through that!

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When that was finished and blocked off, it was time to tackle weatherstripping the porch door.

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You know, the free one he brought home from the dump. The one without a frame or threshold. The non standard size nightmare that has gaps all the way around it and at least a two inch above the floor clearance.

Good times.

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Truer words have ne’er been spoke.

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Foxes and turkeys and deer, oh my.

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Foxes.

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Our pair has been absent of late, but now they’re back.

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Turkeys.

They’ve discovered the deer grain bowl and make short work of it.

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Riveting turkey video for your viewing pleasure.

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https://youtu.be/8qsdVbZ16us

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Blue eyed Bambi and mom.

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I hate to say it…

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But I think his/her eyes are starting to turn brown.

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I read that could happen.

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 But was hoping he/she would hold on to them a little longer.

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Giving them the bird.

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Today the turkeys beat the deer to the buffet.

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Come on mom, I’m hungry.

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Bambi wanted in.

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But was decidedly out numbered.

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Look at mommas face.

She is not pleased.

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But she gives in and tries to approach.

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Nope.

Even when Bambi runs at them they just scatter and regroup.

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Still hungry…

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Bambi finds an alternative source.

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Keeping a (blue) eye on Bambi.

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It’s been fun watching this little fawn grow up.

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Although sadly we’re watching his mother decline at the same time.

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Those blue eyes just slay me.

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Of all the deer we’ve had over the years, this is our first blue eyed visitor.

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Little one stays close to mom.

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Hope she’s around long enough to teach him what he needs to know…

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