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Nov 15, 2013


Ephesians 2:10: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus."
If you are His workmanship, you are satisfactory to Him. He is pleased with you. -- E.W. Kenyon

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Mama and Daughter Deer Sunning in Backyard View This Newsletter On the Website.

Hello Dear Friends,

With the leaves on the ground in the woods behind us, the deer spend some time with us taking a rest after drinking from the pond. This is a mother and daughter. She also has a son with little bumps on its head, but you know boys, they like to play in the dirt while girls rest.  This is one of the families we have visiting this year on a regular basis.

Having a small pond in the backyard has been such a huge blessing since water is a critical necessity for all life and we sure do see a lot of wildlife because of it. Now that my office is in the breakfast area, I've been putting sunflower seeds and corn in the "wintering over" pots that sit below one of the windows.

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Rabbit Sniffing Heritage Chrysanthemums It doesn't take a deer very long to find food, especially when they see birds and squirrels in and out of that little alcove. It gives me a real up close and personal look at them, as you can see from this photo that shows the deer only 3 feet from our window sill.

The wildlife have been storing up their bodies with any extra foods they can find. The garden beds are devoid of color other than holly berries and our bright yellow heritage mums which the rabbits have been nibbling on. The sweet bunny in the picture is sniffing the plant before taking a bite. Obviously well trained by its mother. They seem to enjoy the leaves, so we still get to have the color.

The sunrise brings the birds out early to the feeders. There's been a female Pileated Woodpecker that has been enjoying a tree that's a few feet from our deck rail. We cut it off at about 14 feet so it wouldn't fall on the rail, but would still provide food for the birds and nesting spots that give us a good view of the parenting process from egg to fledging. In the sunny afternoons there are some brave birds that bathe in the heated birdbath on the deck, but that always makes me shiver, even at 50 degrees.
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