I have been feeding Festus, the injured deer, regularly hoping he too will survive out the rest of winter. He has improved immensely over the last several months. His broken leg seems to have set itself although it’s a little askew and he seems not to miss his tail. He is still very skittish but will approach to feed if I keep my distance. He has brought with him many friends. They all seem to congregate around the homestead now looking for a hand-out.
The snow melts and they are able to find some grasses and acorns only for it to fall once again and cover their feeding grounds. They bed down in the snow and rest conserving their energy until once again they are able to uncover the scarce tidbits of fodder to keep them going until spring.
They really like hearts of roman, apples and corn on the cob. I sure hope Costco hasn’t sold out.