Uprooted Magnolia

Watering Holes

Posted in Nature, Photography, Winter by leahyetter on January 22, 2013

I finally got to walk on water.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Well, actually, we walked across the frozen river. Patrick went to crank up the tractor and while it was warming up, we walked over to the river. Notice the deer tracks on the frost on top of the ice.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

I mentioned in Below Zero about the deer having to break ice to get a chilly sip. Well by golly, they busted through and have a hole to drink from.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

At a different part of the river where the horses and some cattle are grazing, Patrick had to drive over the river a couple times with the tractor to get it busted out. It didn’t break close enough to the edge and I watched while the younger horses tried to walk on the ice to that hole. It was a funny sight watching them slip and slide but they finally gave up and waited for the tractor to go over it again. Rat found a little hole to sip out of in the meantime.


 

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  1. melissakoski said, on January 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    How cool to actually see a spot the deer broke through!

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    • leahyetter said, on January 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I know! Me with my heart on my sleeve, I’m so worried about them getting water. But I have to remember that I’m dealing with mother nature here and her wildlife has adapted or else they wouldn’t be here.

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  2. Lenore Diane said, on January 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Gorgeous!

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