I was so excited to install winterberry bushes in our back yard garden, looking forward to those gorgeous red berries against the snow all winter. Oh, I get it. The local animals were excited about it as well.
I was out shovelling and examining the tracks in the snow to sleuth out who had been present overnight. I found little birdy feet in the chicken run where they found bits of cracked corn the chickens were too cold to go out and peck up. I found bunny tracks next to the house where the wind carved troughs into the snow drifts. I found the graceful tracks of a solitary deer across the yard heading out to the tree line.