Sunday, December 1, 2019

Missed Thanksgiving

Our home is placed between the glacial kame terrace visible in the background and the rather gentle final drop to the river.  Meltwater from the disappearing glacier cut a narrow ravine at the end of this field that we call our lawn.  Various wildlife use this gentler sloped valley to move from the river flat toward higher fields.  That is the path that these turkeys are using on their march to Hillman's manure coated fields.  Our resident deer also use this well traveled path heading in the same direction as the turkeys.  Just how these animals survive winter with both the cold and snow covered food is amazing.  That makes me feel rather pathetic by comparison.  I have to go now.  My hot tea is ready.

1 comment:

Beth at PlantPostings said...

We had the same thing happen here--the day after Thanksgiving. This year, it appeared to be two HUGE males scouting the territory (although it could have been a huge male and a huge female). We've had big groups come through at various times of the year in the past, but it's funny to see them at Thanksgiving time after just eating turkey. I agree: I can't believe how wild animals survive our winters!