new fawns

Yesterday morning our doe was up in the meadow south of the house.  She (we know she is ours because she has a black spot and a notch on her left ear) looked very pregnant (I know … pregnant is an absolute).

Last evening about 7:30, well before dark in the Pacific Northwest, we saw our doe and a young buck (her fawn from 2011) just above the fire line in the native brush.  As we watched out came two tiny, spotted fawns!  The buck wanted to sniff them, but the doe reared up on her hind legs and used her front hoofs the run him off.

This morning while I was riding my bike in the solarium, I looked southeast up the hill towards the stand of basin wild rye @ the corner of the upper meadow.  The doe was standing there looking towards the house.  Then out of the tall grass came one fawn to nurse.  After Mom & baby moved up the hill a bit the second fawn came bouncing out of the grass to join them.

In addition to the new fawns, this evening one of our ‘quail couples’ has a clutch of 10 fuzzy babies following them.  Little round balls of fluff w/legs. Love em!

It’s totally awesome what happens @ the Oregon Homestead.

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