We have just under one acre within the city limits! We share the end of the cul-de-sac with one other house. So both our properties are a fairly large pie wedge with most of the yard being in the back.
We also are close to a 1,459 acre forest, so we are always getting deer, hawks, falcons and many other animals that stray from the woods on their adventures.
However, with all the deer we have seen, we have never had a pregnant doe choose our yard for her “birthing center”! The last two nights we have had the joy of watching this little one take it’s first few steps into the world. All under the protective eye of it’s mother in our fenced backyard.
Just like a curious little one… sticking it’s head into the bush!
It’s been really exciting watching the little one take it’s first steps. Momma looks pretty young herself, and seems to be a very good one!
We’re going to try and keep getting updates without disturbing them! Would you like them too?
Our big celebration every year since 1998 (Audrey was one year old) has been the three of us and our four-legged children having a day of fun, sun, lounging in the Step 2 kiddie pool, grilling corn on the cob, garlic potatoes & onions in foil and porterhouse steak! Well this year was no different! Brought some snacks, my phone, regular digital camera and my little pocket one too (in the purple case), and my inhaler incase my asthma acts up!
Audrey brought a stack of books! Dressed in heels of course!
However this next picture is really the only picture I’m suppose to post of her… her hands. Really, that’s it, she’s 17! Those with teenagers or has had teenagers need no further explanation, right? To help you that haven’t been there yet… I was “informed” (picture me doing quotie marks) that I can’t post any pictures of her, ever, on my blog. When I asked “but I’d like to include you when you’re with us too!” She replied “Okay then, just my hands” so seriously. So here she is! Isn’t she cute!
A lot of my pictures have Audrey (the girl that shall not be photoed) in them, but here are a few random ones that don’t!
On this next photo pay close attention to the 4 stems sticking straight up with NOTHING on them (oh and there’s more than 4)! They were sunflowers! That’s right, we should be enjoying big beautiful yellow flowers (Audrey’s favorite)! Guess what happened? It was a deer buffet! They just strolled right down the line biting the flowers off! The first year that happened!
Audrey of course had this close by! Do you know what the quote on her case is from? It’s a TV show! (I’ll tell you in the comments)
The stars Audrey and I found several years ago and we each have a set to put on our steak for pictures. Silly Great tradition!