We have just finished three days of soft, steady rain. It was a much needed two+ inches of moisture, which seems to have given the spring time flush of growth the kick-start it needed. Our apple trees are just about ready to bloom. That is usually also the sign that the new born Whitetail Deer fawns are arriving. This morning as I was moving the fencing for the sheep to resume grazing in the back pasture, I was “greeted” by this little fellow.
He/she was dead-still in the middle of the previous day’s pasture. I had to literally step over it to remove the temporary fence. I made sure not to touch it to leave any of my scent. I am sure that mom was somewhere in the woods next to the pasture, keeping an eye on both of us.
Luckily she had not left the little guy/gal in the middle of the deeper grass that the sheep would soon be grazing; I would never have seen it then. The discovery of the fawn by over 200 ewes and lambs would have led to all sorts of chaos.
I returned an hour later to check on both the flock and the fawn. The sheep were eagerly working on their breakfast and the little guy was quietly sleeping in the sun. Just another beautiful spring day….