Letters From Home (19) Just in the Trick of Time

By: EarlB , 2:32 AM GMT on November 10, 2013

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Dear Zoe,

The year is slipping slowly away, and daylight is following the year,
less and less of both are in front of us for the next month or so.

This past Sunday morning seemed to give everyone a reprieve to the
steady loss of light, but by suppertime on Sunday, everyone remembered
the trick of daylight savings time. The cats and I were all fooled, it was
dark by suppertime.

I continue to enjoy my summer luxury: the hammock. But it's time now
to be fully dressed, no more shorts and bare feet. Long pants,
shoes and even a sweatshirt are needed to keep the lounging
comfortable. With the leaves both turning color and falling, I have the
extra treats of the golden maple leaves, blue sky and warm, warm sun.

Deer hunting season has started and I have started to fear for "my deer",
those that have become accustomed to MY coming and going, barely
paying me any mind. There is one special concern, not because of
hunters but solely for natural reasons. One of the regularly seen does
gave birth to a late season fawn. While it's always cute to see a baby, I
fear the same changes I complained about, the shortening and cooling
days, will be much more harsh to the little fawn than they will ever be to
me.

I'm a softie, my heart breaks for those I cannot help.

Love,

Uncle Roy

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2. EarlB
11:58 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
cp,

thanks for the note. sometimes roy tries to give
zoe a life lesson, he wasn't so obvious in this
letter.

deer season (actually many seasons, one for
archery, another for black powder, one for bucks,
one for does) it all ends for us around the 1st
of the year. roy and i have mulled it over for
years, and we just don't understand the utter
fascination with hunting. sure, it's heritage,
but around here, it's almost an odd religion.

well, enough, i used to let hunters hunt on the
property, but each in their own way disqualified
themselves with bad manners/ethics. i don't know
if the deer know that there are 50 acres of
safety in their range, but i'm hoping, too, to
see that doe next year!

earl
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1. calpoppy
8:53 PM GMT on November 10, 2013
A wonderful letter, Earl! I hope the deer in your picture survives. I believe they have a doe hunting season also :(

Our hunting season is ending today, I had thought it had ended earlier, but we heard rattling trucks going up our dirt road early this morning, more hunters coming up. My pups in my avatar which are no longer small pups have been finding deer parts here and there. A sign that hunters have found their mark. The black pup Tess, has tried to enter the house with her treasured deer leg on several occasions.

I have seen no fawns this year, I am sure due to the drought they have been suffering through. Rain and snow for us this winter would be a great gift!
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