After feeding the critters and doing my rounds, I got to see a lovely sunrise this morning.
I noticed something interesting while walking around the spruce grove. On the north side, there are always lots of deer tracks, between the grove and the apple trees. The south side usually just has a few tracks from the deer jumping the gate, or down the path to the barn. Today, I was seeing new deer tracks on top of my own boot prints along the south and east fence lines. The deer are taking advantage of the paths I’ve made through the snow! I find it interesting how wildlife in general will take advantage of what us humans have done, whether it’s using roads and driveways to get where they want to go, or my own boot prints to avoid stepping in snow. Seeing the cats do it is sort of expected, since they’re so much lower to the ground. I would not have expected it from a tall, leggy deer. 🙂