I have such a big family out in the woods!
There is a bachelor herd of bucks sharing the space with me – 1 six pointer, 2 8 pointers and a 10 point! Last week, I watched as the 2 8 pointers were practicing their battle stances, as they prepare for mating / rutting season. The 10 point buck wandered out of the woods to watch – perhaps assessing the competition.
Since spring, I have shared the back yard and the bird feeder with a mama and her twin fawns. Now they are teenagers, and their coats have turned winter brown-gray. Mama has been hit by a car in the last 2 weeks, and is walking on 3 legs. Whenever I see her, I send Reiki through the window. She always looks up and watches me as I am sending healing energy. By the time she walks away, she is using that foot to balance and to carry some weight. I’ll keep doing it until she’s well. In the meantime, there’s another doe, my small favorite one, hanging out with them and helping to keep track of the kids!
Lots of other wonderful family members out there – the hawk who comes to visit, rabbits, blue jays, crows, sparrows, chickadees, flickers and 2 kinds of woodpecker – plus chipmunks, which will go down for the winter soon. More about the rest of them later…..