I was only away for a couple of months – – 3 at the most.
C had his hands’ full holding down the fort in my absence. Aside from watering the plants in the courtyard, the garden was left alone…
or so I thought.
Upon my return, the new crew that had taken over pruning, shearing & fertilizing, met me at the gate. One even approached us boldly to say hello.
There were 2 does, at least 1 fawn, and a very large-looking buck.
A family business!
Feeling a bit ungrateful, I asked them to continue their duties elsewhere & give our blooms a rest. The does were very polite, gracefully jogging to the next yard. But the buck was much more grudging about it. Perhaps that was because the kiddies were too scatter-brained in following mum’s example right away. Following his crew, he walked slowly & purposefully away.
(Definitely the foreman.)
Imagine what our cities would look like if humans were suddenly eradicated? How quickly would they move into the house too?