Letting it slide!
Checking in on the chickens this evening I happened to catch this little guy in the chicken feed...and I let it slide!
Going into winter this little ones mom had a pretty serious injury to her hoof and at last sight of her, the hoof had fallen off and healed over.
We knew winter was going to be hard on her as we observed her nightly ritual of bringing her baby in to feed on apples from the trees in the backyard.
It isn't always easy to observe natures way...
Today momma deer was nowhere in sight, and I still secretly hold out hope that she will make it through the winter.