A few days ago I was busily packing up orders when a plaintive meow alerted me that Buffy wanted to go out. As I opened the door to the front porch, my eyes automatically scanned the yard and this is what I saw: the most beautiful little fawn standing in the shelter of a large tree. I grabbed my camera and went out to record the event. I was surprised how close the baby let me get. He/She was well trained to stand still in an attempt at camouflage. Eventually I got just a bit too close and the fawn bounded off into the pine forest, little whitetail flag flying.
I thought that was the end of fawn encounters and felt a little guilty for scaring the sweet little thing. I was excited to share my pictures with Daryl when he got home. After dinner I went out to put vegetable peelings in the compost and what did I spy?
The mama deer had put her baby to bed right next to our raised bed gardens! We later saw the doe visit with the fawn and then she was gone for the night. In the morning, the little one was still right where the mother had left it. I began to worry and made a call to a wildlife rescue center. Remarkably it turns out new fawns need only nurse once a day! Throughout the day we visited, keeping a respectful distance.
Finally, after suppertime, mother and baby reunited and moved away from the backyard, across Peary Brook, and up the hill toward Coot Farm, pausing long enough for the fawn to nurse. We thought we might not get to see the little bambi again.
That was 48 hours ago. This morning we decided to weed our daylily spiral. We decided to walk the spiral first since Daryl had mown the path the day before. There, tucked in amongst the daylilies was our little friend! Needless to say, we did not weed the spiral today!
I love to share the magickal energy of this space by offering classes here throughout the year. Our next offering will take place on Monday evening, June 20th, from 7-9 pm.
Create a Money Honey Jar with Raven Sayres
Hoodoo is a folk magic that has been practiced for many years by a variety of people from many different backgrounds. It is not a religion, it is the practice of conjure. Come learn a little of that old time hoodoo conjure and create a Money Honey Jar with Raven. With today’s economy being what it is, who couldn’t use a little extra cash in their pockets and a extra little sweetening in their life. Cost $25.00 plus a $10.00 material fee.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to register for this event.