Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #16.

Good morning everyone! The coffee is ready so please help yourself! And Muffin is also ready, jumping with excitement, waiting for you to drop by for a visit with us again. We hope that all of you are feeling well and that your day is off to a great start. Here it is cloudy once more, but not very cold with a temperature of 14F (-10C), but there is a strong wind out there now which always makes it feel colder. And I see that some light snow has begun falling once more as well. Do you remember Major, that big buck that comes around once in awhile? He was here yesterday afternoon when I went out to shovel snow, but he ran a bit which I think was due to the shovel.

White-tailed deer doe that I call Mama.

So I put it down and started to walk over to Major talking nicely to him. That made him stop and stand tall looking at me. I stopped, but kept talking and then he took a few steps towards me. We were within 10 feet of each other but I couldn’t get any closer. If he would just come every day we would be good friends by now. Quite amazing that a deer that size, who could easily kill me if he wanted, would actually make friends. It has happened with other deer, even bigger than Major. There are 5 blue jays out here this morning. And what’s this I see? Up there in the birch tree, Baxter is opening his peanut, then he flies over to another branch where Betty is sitting. He moves over beside her and feeds her the peanut which she gladly accepts! The yearly ritual of securing mates. So nice to watch this. Blue jays, and our gray jays too, mate for life. Many of our birds do in fact. But they still go through their rituals each year anyway.

White-tailed deer buck that I call Buster.

Mating for life means that they always choose the same mate each year, but if one dies then they will choose a new mate. Sometimes people think that they won’t choose a new mate when one dies, but if that happened the species would soon go extinct. Jasper is here too, he had his breakfast and now he is busy chasing the blue jays around in the trees. I think he probably enjoys it, good exercise. I don’t see Jenny around though. This morning we have a couple more pictures of white-tailed deer to share with you. Muffin and I thank you for stopping in for a few minutes this morning to join us in a relaxing cup of coffee. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

36 Comments on “Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #16.

  1. Good morning, Steve and Muffin! πŸ™‚. Thank you for the warm coffee β˜•οΈ and the amazing updates. Wow, that would be so neat to get that close to the buck. It is warming up here, but we have had a few days in the teens. ❄️ Have a blessed day!

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    • Hi Beverly! Thanks for stopping in for coffee! I will be talking about some deer experiences soon in my next “Country Cabin Journal” post. Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•

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  2. Love the pics ! That is so neat to see how Baxter takes care of Betty ! Very sweet ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ¦ŒπŸ¦ŒπŸŽ„

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  3. Major and Buster know who they can trust, as do the other wild friends! I wonder who will be called Minor? πŸ€” You are truly a blessing to them all!

    Goodness I’m loving the coffee pot and cup! The blue color is so comforting!

    Thank you for the delicious coffee and pics! I couldn’t resist giving Muffin a little scratch behind the ear before my exit!

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    • Hmm, there is a Junior, but no Minor. I like collecting that old blue/white graniteware, my mom did too. It is one of those things that really says “country”.
      Thank you for coming Renee, and Muffin always enjoys the attention! Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒ¨

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  4. Very Good Morning Steve… πŸ™‚ Deer is so close, be careful. I never heard they attacked humans, but I always fear them, be careful while you are too close with them. Nice pictures though πŸ˜‰ Major is looking so dominating, lovely picture Steve… πŸ™‚

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    • Good morning Simon! Yes, deer do attack people at times and even kill people. One man was killed by his “tame” deer one day. It is important to always watch the deer and look for signs of anything odd. Plus, no quick movements and never, never show fear.
      Thanks Simon! Have a good night while I go write my next chapter for my story!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜ΎπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘©

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      • Very Good Mid night Steve,😁 i think that’s the time now 😁 they kill 😳😳 dangerous isn’t it πŸ€” thanks for the tips, It’s been several years I saw a deer πŸ˜• I should see one to not to forget them 😁. Yay!! Waiting for the next exciting chapter 😍

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      • Deer can be dangerous if not treated correctly by people. Certain rules to follow to remain safe. A large buck like Major can weigh up to 300lbs, about 135kg. They can knock a man off his feet with one kick from their front legs and they can gore a man easily with their antlers.😳 It is amazing to stand next to one of these big animals!😁🦌

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      • πŸ˜³πŸ™„ you are a dare king Steve. Standing beside a big animal, without getting scared. I wish I’m not scared ☺️

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      • I don’t pretend, animals can tell if we are pretending. And that’s not good. I actually go to them without any fear, then they know they can trust me.😁😺🦌🦌

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      • πŸ€” That’s right, Now I get it why I have a good relationship with animals 😳 they are brilliant πŸ€” i think i am a brilliant πŸ˜³πŸ™„ too, you are a brilliant one for sure ☺️

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