Letters from a Hill Farm
!!! Thank you for posting this - I know I've said it before, but being able to see bears living in the wild so close to your house seems so very exotic to me.
Do I see a bear strolling away? You are having frequent visits this year, aren't you.
For goodness sakes Nan. I don't remember you talking so often about such close bear encounters in the past. It is sort of creepy. The poor things must have been rooted out of their territories. Be careful. It is still exciting to see though.
It's exotic, or at least thrilling, even to me Librarian!Barbara, ah yes, you do. Not very good shots through the screened windows - on the zoom setting. But oh, so exciting!Lisa, no, they aren't 'rooted out of their territories' - this is their territory! Even though we don't often see them 'in the flesh' we see their scat and prints. We own almost 250 acres, and I can't imagine how many creatures live here. Margaret just saw a moose this morning, too. That's what happens when you live in the woods. :<)
Wow! Are bears, deer and rabbits related? At least Bears don't like chrysanthemums. Beautiful peonies!
Pat, not one of them has ever come to the vegetable or flower gardens! I think they have plenty to eat and plenty of room in the woods and fields. I just took down the peonies picture because they have gone by now. Short, but very sweet season.
So, you don't take an early morning walk down the road do you? LOLI wouldn't. :-)
Kay, well, I have before. But usually my morning time is spent right here!
That is so cool...looks like he's just out for a morning stroll!
That's just what it seemed like to me, Staci!
Never again will I complain about deer in the garden!
Just look at him!!! What have you got that he wants?? Perhaps berries, or a garbage can he can get into? I've only seen bear once or twice here, but they are certainly around, and many sightings are reported every year. Did I tell you about the time I saw a cougar running through our back field?Jeesh....it's a jungle out there!
Call me madam, lots of people do have trouble with deer. Luckily, 'our' deer don't ever hurt the garden.Niki, we don't have anything he wants. The garbage is shut in cans in the barn. There aren't berries yet. But this is his land. He walks it as he wishes. This year he has decided to take to the open road a bit more, walking from the kids' house to ours and back. Now a cougar I've never seen. Some people say they aren't here, but there have been sightings!
Oh, my!! We thought we might see one when we were in Colorado, but we never did. We did see moose and deer, though.
Les, Tom has begun to call it Windy Poplars Nature Reserve. :<) Yesterday we heard woodpecker babies and saw the parent bringing food into the hole in the tree.
Wow Nan! I am so glad I am taking time to read your back posts (got way far behind both on blogging and blog-reading while road-tripping). I saved my Google Reader list on a few blogs and I'm so glad; had no idea you had these backyard visitors.
Sallie, I was just telling someone that who knows how often creatures walk by and I just don't happen to be looking out the window at the time!
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.