Our frigid temperatures continue; -33C (-27F) this morning.
I was surprised when I went outside this morning to feed the birds. When I stepped off of the carport there was a mule deer waiting for me, standing beside the peanut butter bird feeder. Normally I don’t see deer until later in the day, but I guess they are hungry and know that my bird feeders and compost pile are a regular source of food.
Its a real dilemma. I don’t want to feed the deer because it makes pests of them, but at the same time I know conditions are harsh for them this time of year and they are just doing what they can to stay alive. So I continue to daily feed the birds and compost pile and let them do what they will.
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