Friday, August 31, 2012
Meet Our Neighbors
The house we bought was purchased probably 80% for the location. We have a large lawn slightly under two acres with lots of trees and best of all, neighbors whose houses are a reasonable distance away. We met most of our neighbors already, all of whom are retired couples and very nice. But these neighbors showed up soon after we moved in and have been almost daily visitors every evening before dusk. Mostly we just see the doe and her two fawns but once I have seen a small six point buck too. They come out and graze on what greenery still exists for about fifteen minutes or so and disappear into the trees again.
For right now, I am enjoying them but we haven't started a garden or done any landscaping yet either. When that times comes, I'm going to have to deal with them by building a fence or other methods. Our new town has an in town archery season on deer and one of my new neighbors offered to hunt any deer that were becoming a nuisance. It is amazing that in my relatively short lifetime, deer have gone from a rare sight to being thick as flies and are deemed pests.
Our backyard slopes down to the trees that you see in the background and to a very steep ditch to the left. It them goes steeply back up hill across the ditch to where our street meets the main road. The main road runs behind those trees leaving them into an increasing wedge shape. I haven't down much exploring of what is in those trees because it is full of poison ivy and ticks right now. Later this winter I would like to go out there and see what is in there. But for now, I'll leave it to the deer.