As I was sitting in front of my window looking out at the valley and mountains enjoying the beginning of fall and the changing of colors on the various trees, something that never fails to amaze me. Nature can blend the reds, browns and yellows into the green of the conifers in such a splendid way, that the picture one gets takes one more than just a passing glance to fully appreciate it. While I was sitting there in deep thought I was suddenly made aware that four deer were looking at me. They were not more than forty yards from me; a doe and three bucks.They had their eye on my rose bushes and apple trees. I tried to establish off limits to the deer by using Dial soap on my fence posts and around my fruit trees and it seems to work. It was another reminder why I should be out in the mountains.
The rancher makes hay to feed his livestock during the winter months, but the squirrel and chipmunk make hay in their own way they are so busy these days gathering rose hips and cones off the spruce trees and all sorts of mushrooms that they store under the canopy of the forest. And when I am out in the mountains the little Pica is busy gathering all the hay he can find to keep him over the winter. I have watched them for hours. While one is out looking for hay his neighbor is busy stealing his hay and putting it in his cash. When he finds out he is losing hay he goes looking for the thief. And if he should find him they really get into real feisty cuffs. This is entertainment in its truest form.
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