Monday, March 7, 2011

Snowceans Eleven

The other day the Bag Lady went to the hay-yard to get a bale to feed to her cows. She had known for some time that the security of the hay-yard had been compromised, and had also known exactly who and how the thieves had been accessing the yard.
Yes, the signs were clear, the evidence irrefutable. The only thing she hadn't known was the number of illegal aliens breaching the defenses.....

It's been a long, cold, snowy winter. A winter that makes it hard to find enough to eat through such a lot of snow, if you're a deer.
Unless, of course, you can find a way to sneak into a haystack.... bringing the entire herd with you!

The Bag Lady rounded them all up....


And herded them toward the gate....

Where they made their way to the open fields...


The Bag Lady is sure all eleven of them will return as soon as her back is turned, crawling under the gate to get to yet another easy meal.

15 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

You can't blame a deer for trying.

I get how annoying that is. Good luck keeping them away.

the Bag Lady said...

Actually, I feel sorry for the deer, but we have very little hay this year for our cows and are in danger of running out (especially if the weather continues to be so cold and miserable), so I have to make at least a token effort to chase the deer away!

solarity said...

Stony would just love to help you chase deer away. Shall I put him on a plane?

Mary Anne in Kentucky

David Cranmer said...

Yeah beautiful animals but not when they're taking money out of your yard.

Reb said...

Oh deer! They are lovely, but they could leave behind some doe to pay for what they use ;)

kcinnova said...

Reb just made me LOL!
Yes, they can be problematic even here, where they aren't eating our bread and butter (or whatever metaphor you'd like to use). Just don't look into those big brown eyes!
Oh, wait... cows have even bigger brown eyes. Yes, must chase the deer out.

JavaChick said...

While I do have sympathy for your cows, I confess I'm glad the deer are getting fed too. Hope you don't run out.

Hilary said...

Aww poor beauties. Your post title cracked me up as did Reb's comment. And to that remark, I'd like to add "At least a buck or two."

carla said...

Im still stunned at all the snow you have!!

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne in Kentucky - Stony would have a blast around here, i'm sure!

David - yes, I love watching them, and hate to have to chase them out of the feed stack.

Reb -snort! :)

kcinnova - we are running quite short of hay, and I feel bad for the deer because I know how deep the snow is.

JavaChick - that's pretty much how I feel about it, too (which is why I haven't fixed the gate where they crawl underneath......)

Hilary - hahaha! I knew you'd have something to add! :)

Carla - yes, we are still deep in the clutches of winter here. Sigh.

CherylK said...

Love the title! The pics are terrific, too. I can't think of anything clever to say, dang it.

Sagan said...

Poor Bambi!!

Hehe. Gotta protect that hay. The deer are built to survive Canadian winters on their own! Cows are built to rely on humans.

Janell said...

Hey, I don't have any hay but I have deer eating whatever the heck they feel like eating plus they charge at you if you look at them and give them the hairy eyeball. You'd think they'd be used to the hairy eyeball seeing as how they have hairy eyeballs.

Redbush said...

I guess they can get an easy meal when they smell one. They must be agrivating, but, how cute. My dogs and them wouldn't get along, so, we'll never see the sight you're seeing. I hope your feed doesn't diminish too badly!

Gena said...

Woah, those deer are much calmer than the one's I'm used to! Usually ours run like crazy as soon as they see a person or car! Love 'em, but hay isn't easy to replace in the dead of winter.