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Deer eating apples

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The deer have been coming on to the property every night now for about 2 weeks...we have 7 wild apple trees of different varieties throughout the property, which attract a lot of deer this time of year....mostly in the evening and night time but the day before yesterdat, 4 of them....2 females and 2 tiny fawn were just standing on the dirt road eating the apples from one of my front apple trees....at 11 am! no pictures of that, i was caught off guard!

These pics are not clear that i do have of them, because it was dark, really dark and my camera does not work at night....but you can get the gist of it....

plus i got the racoon that feeds off the birdfeeder at night....the one of the racoon with a baby skunk both eating, next to eachother did not come out....but they travel together....i have seen them at least 5 times together!





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they like the yellow apples best, then the green apples, then the red apples and lastly, the eat the really small crab apples! i have two yellow apple trees and they spend most of the time eating those....year after year, they come back here.

here is the yellow apples, and then crab apples

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the cherries on the small wild cherry trees are ripe as well this time of the year...lots of fruit for the birds and critters...

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even the different pine trees are filled with cones and pine nuts, this time of the year...

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thanks for sharing
 
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Danged deer ate all my tomatoes. Dead deer soon.
Really? they have not touched my tomatoes, which are in planters right near that apple tree....they must prefer apples up here?
 
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Neat pix. Sometimes I miss living in the country. Sometimes.
Well, I don't miss being in a city...as long as I can visit one a few times a year to shop, I'm A-ok with it here, in the Wild!
 

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Nice! Lucky critters! Do you pick the cherries and apples for yourself too...?
I pick apples from one of my trees that produces a big red/yellow apple...the yellow apple trees really need some pruning and fertilizing which I have not done, to produce bigger apples...they are medium small so i leave them for the deer...

I make apple sauce, and give it away to any neighbor that will take some! :D

we had about 60% MORE apples this year than last year...have no idea why the season was so good, but the whole state had a huge load of them this year too, not just me...it said on the News....

but, I leave my apples for the deer mostly, and I walk down to the creek and pick apples along the way, there are two green apple trees on the way there...matt helped me, we carried back 2 huges bags full....I've been making apple sauce for the past week and still have a bushel of apples to go....the green apples make the best apple sauce when mixed with my red/yellow ones!
 

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Nice! Lucky critters! Do you pick the cherries and apples for yourself too...?
I pick apples from one of my trees that produces a big red/yellow apple...the yellow apple trees really need some pruning and fertilizing which I have not done, to produce bigger apples...they are medium small so i leave them for the deer...

I make apple sauce, and give it away to any neighbor that will take some! :D

we had about 60% MORE apples this year than last year...have no idea why the season was so good, but the whole state had a huge load of them this year too, not just me...it said on the News....

but, I leave my apples for the deer mostly, and I walk down to the creek and pick apples along the way, there are two green apple trees on the way there...matt helped me, we carried back 2 huges bags full....I've been making apple sauce for the past week and still have a bushel of apples to go....the green apples make the best apple sauce when mixed with my red/yellow ones!



That's so nice... We had a friend just bring us a big jar of his fresh home-made apple sauce and we just had it tonight with a nice pork roast for dinner. Sweet!!
 

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I like bears !!
 

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