Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
"Ace" pictured in the middle of scraping off his velvet.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Big deer starting to rub off "velvet"
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
And, look who is having a birthday Sunday, September 9.
Happy Birthday Lex! Here he is in his best "Fishing Texas" pose of which he has many. I can't remember the last time I caught more fish than he did. One time on a Saturday morning after he had been out until the wee hours I drove to the ranch and had been fishing about an hour when he phoned me and asked where I was, I told him that I was catching bass and that he was already six fish behind. He jumped in his truck came out and still beat me. Ouch! Here is hoping you have a great day.
Friday, September 07, 2007
The scraping off of the "velvet" has started.
As you can see this buck has started rubbing his antlers on brush. It is a bloody mess at first.
This is two mornings later and it is well under way.
Even three and a half hours later it looks much better.
By the next morning he doesn't have much left to scrape off. This buck with his first set of antlers is the son of doe #7. His sire is \ was in the Shiner Ranch where his "Mom" came from. He is the only one I've seen on my pictures that has done this so far. I checked my pictures from last year and most of the bucks rubbed their velvet off during a four day period from September 17 until Setember 20. It is really amazing what all I am learning about deer now that I have the time.
Happy Birthday Lindsay!
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
These fawns were probably born from late June to early August although they sometimes come earlier and later. It doesn't take long before they are doing what their mothers do. Later on in the early winter I will be able to tell what sex they are. I am just starting to note which does have singles and which ones have twins.
Putting swivel chairs in the blinds.
I spent the morning assembling swivel chairs I'd gotten yesterday at Sam's. It was at about this point I started wondering if I would have enough room to get them inside.
I did finally figure a way to get this chair in then as you can see I sat and got sweat on the chair from my huffing and puffing to get it inside.