Though we are seeing a thaw- the forecast predicts 4 days of coming snow, and a fair amount too– a foot or so more. We’ll see.
The elk are here. Here because their grounds up in the highlands are totally covered in snow. So, they come down in search of food to the lower lands. They have torn apart the ground on about 50 acres of scrub oak in search of acorns.
Since this is becoming a tough winter- the neighbors have been talking about how to ease things for the elk. So, we have hundreds of pounds of grass pellets and brought in a large load of hay yesterday. My husband placed some of it last night.
Several of the neighbors are doing the same.
Some say you should feed the elk and some say it’s not a good idea. It reminds me of the hummingbird controversy – to take the feeder away or leave it hanging until the birds decide to leave on their own.