Okay, so this young buck actually looks pretty scrawny. He's trying, though. See that spindly pair of uneven, velvet antlers he's sprouting? Almost as big as the mule-ears! Unfortunately, time's just about up for a Mule Deer to finish growing his rack according to American Expedition. Maybe next year will be better for the little guy.
We're very grateful for the deer and cows that stop by. And a little amazed! Even the youngest oak growth is prickly and looks awfully unappetizing from a human perspective. I'm sure these browsers would love an orderly vegetable garden. But I'm not quite that grateful.
When water is scarce the birdbath attracts more than birds. The neighbors tell me a stock tank (AKA pond) is even better. I'll put that on my husband's To-Do list.