Cleaning Out My Closet and Finding a Baby Deer…

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haynies baby picture

It’s funny how things go sometimes…In 2009 I was working away at my Market on Haynie Flat Road.  I was selling tons of tomatoes and my best friend at the time, Kim, was

hanging out with me at the market as much as she could just doing her art and keeping me company…We were always trying to propel our lives to the next level of awareness, happiness, understanding etc….and so it is no surprise to me now when I look back and realize that when she suggested I CLEAN OUT MY CLOSET she had more in mind for me than just more space in my closet….

This one simple ACT started a journey that I am still on…


So ….In cleaning out my closet I eventually, 2 years later, cleaned out some boxes and donated all my old cheerleading stuff, baby dolls etc…. It WAS easier than I thought!  And…when I ended up early in the morning at our local grocery store, HEB, gathering some ingredients for pies to make for the market that day…the little girl ringing me up said…”HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!”  For the first time in my life I ACCEPTED THE SALUTATION!  You see…even though I didn’t get to physically make and have my own baby I WAS maternal and realized I was being graced with maternal opportunities all the time…A burden was lifted! I WAS NOT LESS THAN ANYMORE IN MY OWN EYES! AND……just a few hours later…on that MOTHER’S DAY in 2011 I BECAME A MOTHER for the first time! When we rescued little Haynie just 50 yards down from the market and our driveway! He was born in the street and it was over a hundred degrees and he was panting very hard and was very uncomfortable…I REALLY looked and waited to make sure that I was doing the right thing.  I picked him up and the rest is history…A history I will share with y’all a little more every day….Love Kathleen

Haynie’s Story…One Day at a Time…From the Beginning…May 8, 2011 Born…

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It occurred to me yesterday….that this is the first year since 2011 that I haven’t raised a fawn.  I have successfully raised 5 little bucks over the past five years.  It is only now without being consumed with a new one that I FINALLY have the time and brain power to share so many stories, pictures and videos from all of them…Some of which I have never looked at or watched…because I have been so busy with the animals, market, husband etc… So this journey will be as enjoyable for me as I hope it is for all of you…


This is Haynie the day he was born, May 8, 2011, which just happened to be MOTHER’S DAY that year!  


Haynie Summer 2011

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First Time in the Sprinkler!  I was taking a shower the night before I shot this video.  I had been leaving the shower door slightly cracked

so he could see me still…..When you are a baby deer’s mama they follow you from the first moment you make contact with them.

So I turn around to rinse the shampoo out of my hair and realize he has just jumped into the shower! Hilarious! Keep in mind it’s a tub and

a shower so it required a bit of a jump on his part.  He played under the water and then after that in the evening he would go jump in

and wait for me to turn on the water!