DAY 22 NAJOWRIMO October 22, 2016

We were treated to a visit by four deer yesterday afternoon. They appeared to be two does and two fawns. It’s always surprising when we see deer in the back yard. We have friends who live in a cul-de-sac a couple of promontories east of us. They get deer every day, and the deer not only visit, they lay down under the trees and stay awhile. Amazing. Our draw is the birdseed and the water. I’ve often considered buying some deer food and a trough or container of some kind to make a regular feeding station for the deer, but when we go to Arizona, it’ll be left empty.

There’s two schools of thought to feeding wildlife. One side says we need to help supplement their diet, especially in times of drought when there might not be sufficient natural things for them to eat. The other side of the coin says that by feeding them, we make them dependent on the feedings and we interfere with nature. We’re more inclined to think that we help wildlife by providing extra food and water. As long as we’re here, the wildlife will know they can come here to find food and water. I see no harm in that.

I’m still working on the pillows for the Depot gift shop, and have begun working on putting the small panel quilts together. I’m having to add a border to the first one as it’s just 36″ long and 42″ wide. I’m adding an inch and a half border to it to frame it. It’ll make a nice quilt when finished.

My day has begun and my first cup of coffee is history, so I’ll close this with blessings to all, and a wish for you to be safe, be well, and be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Enjoy your day!


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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