A Deer & A Bell
August 17, 2023
This buck graces our land.
He was recorded on camera earlier this month. Doesn't he look magnificent - so full, regal, and humble, within his place? He presents true beauty and inspiration. He feels like a force of magic, that walked on from stage left.
|Our 4-acre pond is now complete. It is 15 feet in the deepest spot, with a curving 400-foot dam connecting two hillsides. Once grass grows on the dam and the depression fills with water, the pond will look like it has always been there. In the meantime, it stands as an amphitheater, worthy of any great concert. With maturity, it will serve wildlife and provide selective irrigation for growing vegetables in the neighboring field downslope.
Mike Garen is its architect and contractor. He is an artist as much as anything, in that he can coax heavy equipment to render graceful, sweeping lines across any landscape, in unmatched capacity. His signature is all over our farm, through stream banks reshaped, ponds created, and water lines installed. We are blessed by his untamed finesse, as with the stag from stage left.
We respond to the clarion sound of stags and bells.