Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Trailcam and meadow tails

Lots of milkweed, as well as grass!
Our meadow, down the hill, is a peaceful spot. I went down with my granddaughter last week and she asked, "Why don't you cut the grass, Gramma?"

Pretty tall grass!
This is why: lovely devil's paintbrush, lots of long grass for the deer, milkweed knee-high, and it looks pretty. No trimmed, city-like park for us! Beside our meadow the raspberry canes are blossoming. Our bear will be happy!

Generally, once the pretty flowers are done, I do cut it. Lately, I've been doing one run through, just to give me a path.

We went down a couple of times to fetch the SD card from the trail cam. Her big sister didn't feel like going. It was a nice time for the two of us!

This is a wet spot, when it rains the water collects here, and then runs down into the frog pond. One year I cut the grass too early, after an early melt, and the lawn tractor got a bit bogged down in mud!
 



Trailcam tails from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
First, our regular doe, a deer. Then, porcupine. At 3:00 a.m. a buck came for a snack. Finally, doe took a walk up the hill to the driveway.

11 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the wild flowers and the deer.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty wildflowers and a nice walk with the grand! Have a happy day!

William Kendall said...

I find myself wondering when the deer sleep if they're munching at three in the morning!

Keeping the property like that is very good- the milkweed and wildflowers especially are critical.

Nancy J said...

So much easier than mowing acres and acres, too pretty to cut, and bees, and all others will have the enjoyment for a long time, not forgetting you and the littlies. So glad Monday has gone by , and I do hope this week continues as it should. Hugs.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love that you walk on the wild side... &*<> YAM xx

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

William: They'll sleep in the day in the back, where it is safe! Chewing their cud like cows!

Debbie said...

ooooo it's so peaceful and beautiful!! i thought deer slept at night???

Debbie said...

i just read your comment, obviously i don't usually read the comments!!!

Red said...

The best thing yo can do for a grandchild is to get them interested in natural things.

Powell River Books said...

Isn't that the way? When we live in the city, we think everything needs to be trimmed and orderly. Then when we are in the country, nature's way seems best. I vote for country ways. - Margy

Kay said...

I love wildflowers too. Those look like orange colored dandelions. It's so pretty.