Good morning. Tina here.
We have been enjoying the last few days here in Kelsey. It rained quite a bit last weekend, and the smoke has cleared out for the most part. You can still smell it in the air just a bit, and when we have been gone from the house and walk back in later the house still smells of it, especially in the kitchen for some reason, but it is so much better! So we have had a chance to be outside more and so we are noticing the deer.
They are all over. We have does with twin fawns, two does that seem to share one fawn, a doe who has a new fawn and one left over from spring, a few young bucks hanging around (the big guys are out there too, but they are smart and sly, we don't see them as often).
These does and their little ones are hungry too. They think nothing of coming up to the porch or the deck. They will stick their heads through fences and railings to eat whatever is there. We have water for them up near the top of our driveway, and in the afternoon they settle down under the oak trees everywhere.
I took the photos below this morning at about 7:00 am after I heard some strange sounds out the front door. A doe and her fawn were getting up close and personal with some of our plants.
I am sure the deer are very glad the smoke is gone also, and thankful for the rain.
Enjoy the fall!