We moved into this house in October 2013 and the neighbours told me I would see deer and I was so excited! Well, October, no deer, November, December still no deer, January, nothing but FEBUARY was the magical month! Now they drop by everyday, sometimes twice a day and I feel so
blessed to see these beautiful creatures at such a close range. I have 3 bird feeders about 10 feet from my kitchen window and in February I started to notice the feeders were being emptied every night. I was perplexed until one evening I heard some nosie out back, I looked out into the darkness, squinting my eyes to focus and low and behold, 3 deers eating right from the feeders - YIPPEE!!!!
But.... birdseed is for the birds and a rather expensive meal for the deer considering how much they eat so, I went out and bought a 50lb bag of corn.
They are lovin' the corn buffet!
Now, I fill up that tray of corn twice a day and without fail they come dine with me. These look like young does and everyone tells me there is probably a buck around close by but I have yet to see him but I do have my fingers crossed.
Sometimes there is a lone doe but most times there are 2 or 3 of them and sometimes up to 5 of them! Then tend to spread out and go to different dining stations, one at the corn tray, one at the green feeder and one at the red feeder....funny little things.
From time to time I put out some carrots & apples as well, it's been a long tough winter so I'm spoiling them a little :)
I don't know how long they'll come and visit, I imagine they'll be some babies soon but everyday I sit on my bench in my large kitchen window and marvel and natures beauty.