Saturday, July 25, 2009


These last few Days, we have had Visitors of the non-Human kind. Two days ago, we had 2 2-month old Raccoons who joined us as Daylight Waned.

Yesterday, 2 Bob White Quail (1 Male and 1 Female) ambled up on the West Side of the House into the Flower Gardens. They poked around, moving in and out of the Plants. Some moments, they were fearful and retreating. As time went on, they became more and more comfortable. They found some loose Soil and settled into luxurious Dust Baths, just like the Chickens. Melanie and I watched them for at least 20 minutes. When the Dust Baths were complete, they ambled across the Lawn and under the Clothesline back into the Tall Grass.

This Evening, we were enjoying Dinner when Richard announced that 2 Fawns had moved up to the Edge of the Tall Grass. We stopped mid-chew and watched them. The Chickens picked up on the Visitors and began alert calls. The Spotted Fawns held their Ears tall and watched the Doin's intently. Melanie thinks they were pleased we were eating Beef. But as quick as they had arrived, with a Flash of their Tails, they were gone.

When I think about This Little Farm, I wonder who the real Visitors are. We Humans just arrived here a little over 2 years ago. I can imagine that the Raccoons, Quail and Deer can trace their Families way back.

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