The first deer appeared in summer because Mr T and Mrs R had water out in the yard. The deer are not dependent upon the extra food but in a harsh winter with lot of snow they feel a lot better with a bit of scratch and extra alfalfa.
There are three generations strutting around. Young calves, yearlings and grownups. The pinion pine has to be protected by chicken wire since the deer would eat them
After the Alpenglow comes dusk and dark when the second team comes to eat. We sit in the dark and they let us admire them. By the way I too got fed delicious stories and yummy food.