Thursday, February 09, 2012

Moose Calf

Since early last spring we've observed a cow with twins. They kept showing up here and there and different ones of the family would say they saw them. This winter we have had a lot of snow and the minus temperatures began in November! Seems the very cold days hung on forever and the snow kept falling. With the deeper snowfall we have seen a lot of moose on the plowed roads. Not a good mix--ambling moose and frenzied drivers.
A few months back we saw two dead moose calves. One appeared to have just curled up and died. Makes my heart sad.

Now for the last three days a cow and calf have hung out here near the house. The calf walked slower than usual. Just stays bedded down while the cow moved on browsing. She keeps returning and bedding down close by throughout the day.

Doug got out his tree trimmer and cut down the high branches and put them near the calf. He ate yesterday and this morning. After eating this morning he laid down and hasn't lifted his head once. I am concerned. I don't know much about moose everyday life but I suspect this is not normal.

Say a prayer for our moose calf.

Update: This calf died last night. 2/10/12

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Bigger Than Real Life

Today the mountains appear larger than they really are. There is something in the air that acts as a magnifying glass which makes them look closer and taller than they are. It even lifts the mountains beyond the mountains that we normally see everyday to loom taller than those in the foreground.

This reminds me of how our troubles jump out larger than they are a lot of times. The saying "making mountains out of molehills" comes to my mind as I gaze out on this beautiful world this morning.

Sunday, February 05, 2012


I just spent some time reading my old posts after recieving an email from a person that claimed to have read here. I read back to when I had the surgery that quieted my facial spasm. What a blessing to still be enjoying the results of that trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! I am thankful!