posted on Jun, 22 2019 @ 05:33 AM
Sitting here enjoying the complete silence of a Saturday morning way out in the country. It's something I always appreciate, the total quiet. Kind
of glad it's heavy overcast and foggy this morning, the waning gibbous Moon fully obscured. The full Moon has been so bright this month, it keeps all
the animals amped up into 'psycho-mode'. The dogs especially, they've been going crazy about every 20 minutes over something (rabbits, deer and
Our resident herd of deer usually make their way through about this time in the morning, and then in a half hour or so it's time for "witching-hour"
when the first rays of the sun start showing on the horizon and all the critters are returning home to their dens and bedding down spots for the day.
We call it 'witching-hour' because it's probably the single most dangerous time of the day for critters. Everything is moving, the owls, the coyotes,
the cougars, the deer, the skunks and raccoons. The cattle are coming down from their nightly pastures, usually with calves. Every critter we've
ever lost has been during witching hour, all the predators are in maximum overdrive before the sun comes up.
So, right now, it's the calm before the daily chaos.