sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, February 8, 2019

Dinner Guests

I'm getting ready to leave the high country to go and rake in the shekels to keep the machine fueled and oiled. I can only sit in my chair and talk on the phone so much.

I sat in my dining room eating chicken, ranch beans, a couple biscuits and potato salad (eating with LL) and the team showed up.

I couldn't get all of them framed in one cell phone shot and I was too lazy to do more than raise my cell phone up and snap a picture of the elk. So there you have it. There were eleven elk in this particular mini-herd.

There are more elk than deer in the area of the White Wolf Mine. The one in the forefront is a yearling, and I couldn't tell whether it was a bull or a cow. The rest are juvenile females or adult cows. Not a bull in the bunch. They're a subset of a herd of about forty that gather and break up, and gather that roam the immediate area. Elk are insolent any time except during elk season (when they're humble). Sometimes I have to honk the horn to get them to move. Bulls in rut can be a problem. At other times, they grudgingly move.

No, I didn't think to share my bounty with the elk in their shaggy winter coats. They can find their own supper.