Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fall at the Farm (Part 4): Critters aka Wildlife

One of the best things about the farm is watching the wildlife.

"Who, me? Oh, I'm just waitin' for the feeder to go off."

Looks like she wasn't the only one.

Reaching for the fruit. Every year the deer get most of the persimmons before Tim and I can get our fill. They are better than candy! After the first frost, that is. Believe me, you don't want to taste them until then. They'll make you pucker up.

"Man, I'm sure glad that nice Mr. Tim planted this food plot for my dining pleasure."

"Looks like I'm not the only one."

"Run, baby, run! Someone's a comin'."

"Take cover!"

The Canada Geese look so peaceful swimming in the pond.

But, they can literally get their feathers ruffled. The males, particularly, are territorial. Sometimes they duke it out. We have watched some pretty amazing battles over the years.

Of course, no post about critters would be complete without a picture of Nick. He's pretty entertaining to watch too.

"Watcha talkin' 'bout? Critters? Hey, I'm not a critter. I'm a member of the family. Would ya open the door and let me in?"

Um, sorry, Nick. I forgot for a moment. You are a member of the family.

Come on in, buddy.

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