As luck would have it, I've lost the goat battle.
I've tried the pastoral, the earth mother (not recommended), the small batch fromage producer approach. In return, all I got was sass.
Fortunately, shortly after I rose the white flag, a suitable mower appeared on Craigslist. So what if it was 50 miles away?
Mrs. T suggested we give it a looksee. "Do you have any idea what we're looking at?", I inquired. That said, a delivery boy turned up on C-list who delivered faster than I could pick it up myself.
Think sheep would have worked better?
I've mentioned before that the best part of spring around The Park, is that sometimes we get to babysit the newborns. Today was one of those days.
Mother and baby are doing well. It is surprising to me that immediately after birth, mother will leave the fawn wherever she dropped it, take care of her needs and return several hours later, expecting all will be well. All this, while Charlie, our Lion Dog, is chewing found bones, of one of its relatives, in the garage.
As much as the deer set me off, I feel very privileged to be entrusted with one of life's little miracles.