Saturday, March 23, 2013

Oh, Dear!!! DEER!

A nearby town made the national news for snowfall this week.  Silly, to most of us, as this is New England!  We've had snow in April before!  It was pretty and deep and a wet snow, making a beautiful backdrop for a flock of first of the season Redwing Blackbirds.  We also woke up to tracks all through our yard and the neighbors.  
They found the male holly at the corner of the house.  I can't blame them, it was a very poor year for acorns. Usually our yard is covered with acorns and we rake them and send them over the hill where the deer feast all winter.  I think in the 25 years we've lived here this is the first without acorns.....there were a few, but a very few!!!
 In the 14 years since we've had the house built here (has it been that long?), this is the first we've had deer eating right up against the house.

1 comment:

  1. The snow does make the birds show up better.The deer are good at finding food when times are tough.