|Did Ewe know I was in the poem,"Twas the Night before Christmas"?|
Reindeer have been serving people for centuries in northern Europe. Reindeer have provided meat, clothing, cheese, milk, & butter to the Lapps in Norway, & the Tungus & Chukchi tribe of Siberia! Reindeer were also trained for riding & for pulling loads on a sledge. They weigh from 300-600 lbs., swim, & run 50 mph!
|"Oh What Fun It Is To Ride..."|
|Aren't the crowds awful this year? What's the big fuss ? It's only Migration!|
Reindeer are the only species of deer in which both the male & female grow antlers! They have the second largest set of antlers, only trailing moose.They grow their antlers in summer & will each lose them at different times. Males lose their antlers from late November through mid December. Females hold onto their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. The Antlers help reindeer in fighting during mating season, & in gaining social dominance.
|White reindeer have white Antlers ! Maybe God used too much bleach.|
Reindeer have wild relatives in North America known as caribou. Male caribou will fight with each other for females during rutting season. Males are hoping to win a harem of 5-15 females in the 3-week mating season! They then leave the burden of child rearing with the female. In 7-8 months, the females give birth to 1 to 2 ten lb. calves, which stand on their own within 30 minutes. They move with the herd within a day!
|Welcome to the wonderful world of reindeer!|
rights during rutting season. Finally, both depend on females to be responsible for raising the young. Reindeer don't have a Shepherd to look after all their needs. That's a game changer!
|Did Ewe know that my Shepherd takes "Good Care" of me!|
As Ewe graze today in the pasture He has allotted to Ewe, be
thankful for the Shepherd's provision for every detail of the day!
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19