The Gardens and Wildlife at PskKeep
The Gardens at PsiKeep:
Through the garden of unearthly delights
slips the shadow of oneself
from the wisdom of leaves
The Garden of Unearthly Delights is the cacti and succulent garden on the grounds at PsiKeep. The garden was started in 2001 and has numerous varieties of cacti, euphorbias, succulents and perennials from around the world.
The image above is a south view on the way to the outer goat paddock.
The image above is the north view of the path through the Garden of Unearthly Delights and a corner view of the main house.
The garden is so named "Garden of Unearthly Delights" because many of the plant specimens are psychotropic.The garden was first planted in 2001
The Wildlife at PsiKeep:
The grounds at PsiKeep are a wildlife refuge. There are areas of fresh water for drinking and during the autumn and winter months food is set out for the deer and wild birds.
White Tailed Deer
For years the wild deer have come down from the hills above to drink and eat the acorns that have fallen from the many oak trees on the grounds.One night we heard the neighbors poaching and a few days later an orphan fawn appeared. The neighbors must have shot the doe. Things did not look good for the little fawn. There was no one to look after it and teach it the way of the deer. I saw it try to join another small herd of deer but the does drove it off. A few weeks later I saw it eating the chicken feed. It was wounded on the back of the neck. It looked like it had run into some barbed wire or had been attacked by a dogI did not expect to see it again although I set out food and made sure the water was clean and available in the dim hope that it would survive.
Something must have been watching out for that little fawn. Yesterday I saw it eating acorns and the wounds looked like they were drying out on the back of it's neck.
For more information on the ravens of PsiKeep check out The Raven Diaries at the blog PsiKeep Venture.
In the fall the wild turkeys begin to covet or gather together in large groups. Here they are seen feeding on the property.