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Deer and fawn. They follow me around.  RSS feed

 
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Whenever I prune trees in the 10 mile point area, they show up to eat the choice bits that lie beyond their reach. The mother eats mostly leaves. The fawn prefers blossoms. I always try to start with a little fruit tree pruning. Then I move on to the conifers.

The mother knows my truck. When I drive by slowly, she trots after it, in the hope of getting an easy meal from some new job in the area. They are not afraid of my quiet, cordless electric chainsaw and hedge cutters.
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Deer quickly figure out who brings food! We feed our sheep small amounts of oats as a treat in the morning, and the deer rush up to bully the sheep out of the way. The deer are very nearly as tame as the sheep.

 
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Aaaawwwww... we need more of this ;)
 
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It's amazing how quickly deer can acclimate to changes in their surroundings (which sometimes makes repelling them difficult). Two years ago, these two fawns would come out and visit me while I was working at the orchard. They became so used to me that I could sing (loudly and off key) twenty-something feet away from them and it wouldn't even phase them.
 
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