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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Moose Meadow At Dawn


Moose Meadow at Dawn this morning......we have a large picture window that looks out over our south (organic) hayfield. The field is fertilized with fish bone meal of various sources...... the bulk bags (about 1500 pounds a bag) are from wild caught Alaska Salmon or Pollock or Crab. We also foliar feed with water soluable kelp. I think that the moose KNOW this is the good stuff, tender natural grasses that also have plenty of calcium and other nutrients that will help them through the winter. So, as I looked out this morning while it was still dark out, I could make out a number of 'dark spots'......they've recently multiplied. We're used to a cow or two out there with their calves, but as winter sets in, they start arriving. This morning I took out my digital which has a wonderful night scene setting. Set it down on the deck railing, got everyone in the photo that I could make out, and clicked! This is the result..........not bad for an inexpensive digital camera! There are five cows out there - 2 with twins and 3 with single calves. A dozen moose for your morning coffee enjoyment!

5 comments:

Rayna said...

Holy moose! Nice photo! :)

Nancy K. said...

Awesome photo! I'm always amazed at the quality of digital photographs. Thanks for sharing something that I'd never see otherwise...

Becky Utecht said...

What a cool thing to wake up to! I'm glad you were able to get such a great shot to share with us. I would hate to have to try and keep moose out of my fields and garden.
BTW, I didn't realize until just now that you're in Wasilla, Alaska.

Garrett808 said...

Moose. Ah yes we have them here...Everyone makes such a comotion when they see one. I've never seen one roaming FREE here...they're always tranquilized and brought north again....or I"ve seen them further north running in the fields. One took off the siding of my aunt and uncles house near Thief River Falls, MN. They have it on video...he was rubbing the velvet off. LOL. I wish someday I'd see one on my land! We've seen black bear, mountain lion, timberwolves, coyotes, red fox, bobcat and whitetailed deer, just not moose..although we've seen 'evidence' :)

Dawn said...

I am very jealous. Alaska is one of the places on this earth that I dream of visiting. And moose are one of my favorite animals. What a beautiful view you have.