This year we have been richly blessed with moose visits. One day we had seven! I was working in my greenhouse when this yearling came sauntering by with his sibling and his mama Matilda. This is a “baby” moose about one year old.
Matilda returned a couple of weeks later with her new calves. We named them Mocha and Marvin. Matilda looked scruffy with scars and partial shedding of last winter’s coat. Before a moose gives birth, she chases away her yearlings so her newborns will not be hurt by them. Matilda’s yearlings still appear alone on our property from time to time, but not with their mom.
The other morning I was inside the cabin when a different yearling strolled through the yard and began to investigate my greenhouse which door I had failed to close the night before.
He poked his nose inside the doorway, so I knocked on my window to scare him off. If he had gone inside, I’m sure he would have destroyed the place trying to get out.
So, we love our moose! Last month while it was rainy and cold, I painted a picture of a couple to decorate our wall…
… and now I am working on a wood-burned moose sign to hang on the front porch. This is a fun project. We have named our cabin “Spruce Moose” for obvious reasons.
I’ll finish burning in a few more spruce trees, varnish it, and hang it by the front door.
We have less than two months remaining here in Alaska before we return to Florida. Tom still has lots of fish to catch, I still have more projects to work on, and lots of writing to do, so I’ll close for now.
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