Dear Twins

Dear Twins:  How are you?  Hope you’re having fun!  Oh, wait . . scratch that!

It’s deer twins:

For the past three years, there have been twin fawns in early summer.  These were the ones born in 2008.  The ones born in 2009 have a lot of time in our back yard and they are always together.  This is a picture Chad took of them in early June.

If you look very closely at the one on the right side of the picture, you can see that he is just sprouting some antlers.  Chad was so excited to see that because that means . . he is a buck!  Men like being around other men, you know!  Seriously, we can’t shoot in the city limits and I doubt Chad would shoot this one anyway, since we’ve almost raised him from a baby.  If you think otherwise  . . you probably know my son better than I do but don’t tell me, ok?

This morning I was out very early, and there they were.  Up until a couple of months ago, we could almost walk right up to them but as they’ve gotten older, they are more skittish.

This was the best picture I could get of them together but look at those antlers!  6 points already.

Over the weekend, we saw new baby twins.  They weren’t much bigger than large dogs and they were playing and jumping and having the best time.  It was one of the few times I didn’t have a camera with me.

Chad is so anxious to see the babies and get a closer view of this little buck so he set out a salt lick this morning.  (Notice it matches his clothes!  We’re like that around here . . yep . . everything has to match — especially when it comes to the guy who wears the green shirt, navy shorts and purple crocs.)

And he set up the trail cam.

And now, we wait for those perfect pictures!

But, I’m going to sew while I wait! 🙂


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    Hi there. Nature is so special and watching makes you feelall warm inside. Great pictures of the twins!!!
    Take care.

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    We have twins fawns this year again too. The deer are already eating my peaches so I am not friendly with them at the moment!

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    My nephews once put out a trail cam along a deer trail & instead of seeing deer they got a pic of a mother cougar & three little ones. Mind you, this is in NE Nebraska……where the Game & Parks people insisted until just this year that THERE IS NO BREEDING POPULATION OF COUGARS IN NEBRASKA. Yeah, right!!!

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    Oh wow that is SO cool… Your garden is like a Disney movie! …guess that makes you a fairy princess!

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    Can’t wait to see the pictures of the new twins….I’m sure you’ll get them on camera eventually.

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    Evelyn says

    Sweet, but you do know not to get too close to deer, right? Every year deer kill hunters and people by jumping on them and pawing them to death. Just saying. But they do make beautiful photography subjects – my son likes to take photos out of the passenger side window when we see deer! Cheers! Evelyn

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    I have a video on my blog that my DIL took a couple of weeks ago of two fawns in the hayfield. She got right up close to them until they took off. you should check it out.
    We have a wildlife camera too. Lots of deer, turkeys, racoons, and even some bears.