We’ve got a messy storm blowing in, so Cait and a friend wanted to get in what may be the last of the skating for a bit.
Cait takes a moment to tighten up her laces.
Even though the ice is 5 inches thick (thick enough to safely drive a car on) and we have a long-line rope on the fence post, I still wind up checking on them from time to time. My old EMT safety habits die hard.
What I quickly saw was that they had company. Can you see their eyes glowing up on the ridge?
I wondered how long it would take the girls to notice. Cait usually has a sixth sense when there are critters around.
Ah, there– they’ve both caught sight of them.
What they can’t see (because of the floodlights) that I can see is that these are our five deer.
Pow-wow to decide what to do.
When in doubt… move on out!
Both girls and deer have scared each other off.
Hmm, that ice looks inviting… I think I’ll go for a spin.