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In case you’ve never seen it close up….

 

Don’t get excited, I’m talking about deer antlers.

 

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And as I was filtering through my hundreds of shots of our buck the other day….

 

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I thought some of you city people might get a kick out of this.

 

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After the fall rut….. (read: deer orgy, where size does matter) ….. the buck will drop his then useless horns.

It’s a slow process that sometimes takes all winter. The blood supply is cut off and they slowly loosen. You often see bucks with one side hanging crookedly… and they’ll rub against trees, fence posts, picnic tables or whatever is around to knock them off.

When this happens, it does look a little bizarre.

 

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And painful, though they assure me it’s not.

 

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But how do the proverbial ‘they’ know?

I doubt anything has fallen off of them lately.

 

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It certainly doesn’t look like fun to me.

The herd.

 

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It’s been deer central at Casa River lately.

 

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With upwards of 14 at a time.

 

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Lots of repeat visitors from past years, and though they might all look the same to you…. we recognize and call quite a few of them by name.

Alright… Pregnant, the Buck, Little Guy and Dark Doe aren’t so much names as designations. But still.

 

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Our resident buck’s antlers are starting to grow back….

 

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Which always makes me think of Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia’s doughnut hairdo.

 

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They’re all currently blowing winter coats and the lawn is full of hair clumps.

 

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Which the birds, chipmunks and squirrels scoop up for their spring nests.

 

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Mother Nature is a wonderful thing.

Crazy like a…..

 

You knew where this was headed.

 

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Our beautiful pair of foxes from last year are back.

 

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Which means I’m laying in a steady supply of grain free vitamin filled dry dog food with taurine.

 

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Along with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

 

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Why?

Because a veterinarian friend told me that’s the best thing to feed them.

And because this:

 

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Is only available for sale in England.

Well, you can’t blame him.

 

Our resident chucker was a bit ticked off the other day.

 

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He was out back in the sun, enjoying a few apples…

 

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Happily posing for pictures….

And an hour later?

Bam!

 

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One cold woodchuck.

 

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We had a squall move in from out of nowhere.

 

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And I’m sure he was rethinking the decision to come out of hibernation.

 

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No, he wasn’t happy.

 

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With the snow…. or me.

Things that make me say WTH?

 

Stupid products….

Keeping the American economy strong for decades.

 

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The Crunch Cup. So you can drink your morning cereal…

 

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Most important meal of the day? Maybe.

But you should know my husband’s cardiologist (the top rated man at the largest and best hospital in our state) said breakfast cereal is a top contributor to obesity and diabetes in this country. He won’t even allow it in his house.

So no cereal sippy cups for us.

 

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Toaster bags.

 

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Now I don’t know about you, but the day I’m too lazy to butter my bread?

I’ll just hang it up for good and take to my bed with a case of Patron.

 

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No, this is not an iPhone ball delivery system for playing catch with Fido.

 

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Pooch Selfies.

Kill me now.

 

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Okay…. I can almost see the attraction here.

 

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And while this may look a little odd?

 

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The Guzzle Buddy has my name written all over it.

But this?

 

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This is a bridge too far.

 

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No.

Just… no.

 

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I don’t know about you?

But a hydrated ass is the least of my worries right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever watched a deer go apple picking?

 

Well now you can.

 

 

We had a lot of visitors this past winter.

 

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These are pictures from back in January because I’m still playing catch up from the vacation posts.

 

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Our buck kept his rack a lot longer than usual.

 

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But it didn’t stop him from apple picking.

 

 

 

Or sticking his tongue out at the photographer.

 

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Cheeky little bugger.

 

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Father and son…

 

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Or daughter, it’s hard to tell at this stage.