I said I was going to write about this many months ago, but frankly, there has not been a lot of spare time. Most of you know me well enough by now to know that if there is work to be done, I get after it. Do not get me wrong; I am not complaining. … More How I Lost My Husband To An Old Wooden Bridge…
From the time Daisy deer delivered her twins in early June, it was evident her mothering instinct was strong and going full-throttle. For the first couple of weeks before giving birth, and for roughly a month after giving birth, a deer mother will patrol and protect her birthing territory with vigilance. Daisy was no exception … More What I Imagine To Be A Brave Fight
Two years ago, when I took on raising Daisy, an orphaned deer, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I discovered this sweet, little baby deer wandering around down below our slope one morning in late May of 2011. After observing the fawn from a distance for two days, being worried … More Being a Deer Mother… Daisy’s Turn
Yesterday morning, and again this morning, FD and I were awakened by the rumble of thunder and a downpour of rain. For the past two weeks, Oklahoma has seen more than its share of volatile weather. Tornadoes, hail, and flooding have wreaked havoc in most regions of the state. As another bolt of lightning flashed, … More Two Thunderstorms Bring Two Little Miracles!
What a lazy weekend it started off being today! FD and I had a busy day helping out friends on Friday, and did not get to bed until sometime after midnight. After being awakened by the phone ringing around 7:30 this morning, and getting up briefly to let the dogs out to do their morning … More Try A Little Kindness!
It is a nightly ritual of mine to venture out onto the back porch, scanning the woodlands below the slope for diners at the deer feeder. Using my high-beam flashlight to light up the woods, I always hope I will discover some “green” eyes reflecting back at me. Specifically, I’m hoping to catch a glimpse … More In the Dark of Night
FD and I managed to sleep in late yesterday morning, which is fairly rare for us. I looked at the clock a couple of times before I decided I really needed to let our three little house dogs outside to do their bathroom business. It was 9:00. Bear and Tori had been circling our bed … More Trusting Instinct and Letting Go…
FD recently captured Daisy and me having a little mother and daughter time, and I wanted to share these photos with you, my readers. We do not see Daisy every day like we used to, as she is a young lady now – well, maybe more like a wayward teenager! But whenever she comes to visit, we always … More New Year Cheer with Daisy Deer
As I stepped outside last night to check the weather before heading to bed, I felt the frigid blast of a northerly cutting into me. For more than a week, the weather experts had been predicting a winter storm to hit Oklahoma over the Christmas holiday. Being from Nebraska originally, I always welcomed a little … More Daisy Comes Home for Christmas
I have been a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the State of Oklahoma for a little over a year now. While I have always loved animals and sought to help the orphaned and injured, I never dreamed I would one day be active in helping wildlife in such a manner. At the time I applied for my license, … More Call of the Wild… The Weird and Wonderful Experience of Wildlife Rehabilitation
Back in July, I wrote a post called, “The Day Mr. Maxtor Ate My Photos”. I was quite disappointed at the time, to learn the last two years of wildlife and personal photography where no longer accessible when our external Maxtor hard drive quit working. FD had tried a number of fixes but Mr. Maxtor … More Slaying the Maxtor Beast and Retrieving my Photographs!