Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Morning Thoughts

Human thought is ever advancing,
ever grappling with and trying to understand the problems of Nature and the universe,
and what I tell you today may be
wholly insufficient and out-of-date tomorrow.
                                                    Jawarharlal Nehru


It is 6:15 on a Sunday morning, and for some unknown reason I am out of bed, and sitting at my kitchen table. Well, there may be a reason. My head is full of those little bits and pieces of my week that stuck.

The past week was busy and it seems this week will be no different. It is the season, after all. The snow has retreated and everywhere there is mud, ice and the odd snow bank, where our last snowfall was piled.

Our heavy with calf, cows are no longer satisfied, with those huge round bales of hay that we bring them. They wander and search for the new sprouts of green that are beginning to grow. Once they find those delectable delights, there is no going back for them. I am afraid to tell them that it may be a fleeting memory, as it is not even March, and there may be lots of winter weather left to cover their favourite dish. Not everyone is picky. It seems Kenny is quite content munching on the hay bales that are delivered every day.


Yesterday, as I watched two deer picking at the green sprouts in the hay field behind the barn. I also watched the cows pick at the green sprouts in the pasture field behind the house. Suddenly, the deer stood still, looked up and watched the cows that I had also been watching. The cows then stopped and watched the deer. It was most interesting to watch them all stop eating, and then stand to stare each other.


The deer then started to run towards the cows. They hopped the fence, and the lead deer continued to run towards the cows that seemed to be waiting for these hope to be new friends to come visit.


That excited racing deer stopped suddenly and then stared at the new friends she had seen from afar. She turned on a dime, to the left and bolted back into the trees. The only thing I can get from this situation was that she then realized this group of cows, was not a group of deer. It was so funny to watch. Our cows did not run to those deer and honestly, they did not seem to stress over the fact that the deer veered off in the direction and avoided them.

I have come to the conclusion, that those two deer must have misplaced the rest of their group from the day before, in the night. I imagined that they had slept in and the other six that they usually travel with, had skipped out early. When they did wake up, they looked at each other and decided they would go for some breakfast and try to find their friends.

When they saw the group of cows off in the distance as they ate their breakfast they then ran to them thinking they were those friends and did not want to be forgotten again.
Our cows, on the other hand, were all together with their friends that had not left them to sleep in, so they were not searching for anyone.


Yes, this would be the thoughts that have me sitting up at 6:15 on a Sunday morning. Waiting, to take a photo of the sunrise that I do hope comes up before I post this, or you will not understand why this place has so much activity first thing in the morning. Yes, it has always been about the view.


No need for you to worry about those two deer that had been left behind the other morning. As I waited for this morning’s sunrise, I stood up to look out the front window. The deer are across the road in the hay field and they are all together. I guess no one slept in this morning.


Later

14 comments:

  1. The deer may have been "tricked a bit" but they had the color right . . .
    At least close . . .
    I wonder if deer can see color???
    I see that sunrise . . . NICE!

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  2. you are so lucky to see all those deer. I am quite sure like you that there will be more winter to come yet.

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  3. So funny. Can't you just imagine that poor little deer, "Yikes! That's not one of us."

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  4. Ha ha! Love the story about the deer thinking the cows were their people.

    And this quote...

    "Human thought is ever advancing,
    ever grappling with and trying to understand the problems of Nature and the universe,
    and what I tell you today may be
    wholly insufficient and out-of-date tomorrow."
    Jawarharlal Nehru


    Ah...I like that, but I feel sometimes like nothing changes and we keep doing the same things over and over, learning and re-learning...but I am hopeful.

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  5. Hey there! I started laughing when I was reading what you were thinking that the deer were thinking! It sounds like something I would wonder about. I woke up early too, but for different reasons. I let the dog out, who got tangled up, and I had to go out in the very cold air at 5:00 am to let him back in. Well, if that doesn't wake you up, then nothing will....except maybe wondering what happened to the group of deer...and wondering what they were thinking! Have a great day. Take a nap!

    Cindy

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  6. LOVE your quote. Never know about those deer! lol Have a great week!

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  7. Good observation and story. We sometimes see an event and then wonder about the meaning of it. When you see 2 or 3 deer , watch for 2 or 3 more ahead or behind the.

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  8. That's really interesting about the deer and cows. I almost expected them to walk up and rub noses.

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  9. We have been tricked into believing it is Spring several times in February...
    But I keep telling myself, it is not that far away.
    Can't wait to see your farm babies :)

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  10. Of a weekend I can sleep in, I don't sleep in though, I am up dressed and using my Wii Fit by 5.10am, I do though like to take an afternoon nap on the weekend can't do that Monday - Friday with a little boy I need to get from school. All that said I found the stuff about the deer and cows interesting

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  11. That is too funny about those two deer thinking the cows were their lost family. :-)

    Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady

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  12. I always make up stories to go with what I see. I'm sure I'm often far from the truth, but who cares? I like your story of cows and deer, too. Now that I'm at an age when I could sleep in, I never do. When we don't have something going on, Bob will say, "I'm not setting the alarm - we'll sleep as late as we want." Before dawn, we're usually both awake or sometimes, I let him sleeping for another little bit while I tiptoe to the kitchen and make my tea. When the grandchildren are with us over a weekend, the little one sneaks up from his bedroom and tries to scare me as I quietly get breakfast started. He and I pass the time until his parents and siblings awake. It's snowing hard in Breckenridge. No green shoots for us!

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  13. How I do love an early morning. So wonderful to share it with you.

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  14. early mornings and deer stories are the best!!!

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