Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #27.

Good morning everyone! The coffee is ready and just the way you like it too! And yes, we have hot chocolate (😺my favorite), and tea as well. It’s another cloudy day here at Steve’s Country, but mild at least, with a temperature of 10F (-12C). We have had a lot of cloudy days this winter and when that happens we get a milder winter, so that’s always nice. But it does tend to keep the birds away from the feeders until the natural food supply starts to get low. It’s been a fairly busy morning at the feeders today which is nice to see. The chickadees were earlier than normal, it was almost completely dark when the first ones showed up. So I had to get their food out quickly. And on the other end, the blue jays were later than normal this morning with Big Blue being the first one, usually it’s Baxter and Betty. The woodpeckers and nuthatches arrived at their normal times. Theodore has missed a couple days now and hasn’t been here yet this morning.

Mama when she was blocking my walkway the other day.

Speaking of deer, the last apartment I lived at had a lot of deer coming around, more than here, and they were more friendly too. Anyway, I had a carport, which was just a roof over a cement pad, which I used for a patio. Whenever it rained, or snowed, the deer would come under the roof and just stand around or lay down on the cement. There would be anywhere from 8 to 12 deer under there at times. Now, my mailbox was also under there and the lady delivering the mail wouldn’t do so if any deer were there. Fortunately she was very punctual, arriving at the same time each day, so I would wait if the deer were around. One day I spotted her and it was snowing quite a bit so there was 12 deer under that roof, including 4 bucks of different sizes.

A young fawn, this pic taken the end of July this past summer.

Anyway, I went out to get my mail from her and had to walk around all these deer, 6 were laying down, and none of them moved as I went out there. I got my mail from her and she looked at me wide eyed and said, “aren’t you scared?”. I said, “why, is there something wrong with my mail?” “I mean all those deer,” she said. “No, why would I be scared of them?”, I said to her. She just looked at me kind of odd like, then she added, “they could kill you!” “They could if they wanted to, but they don’t want to,” I said. She shook her head and kept on going. It is actually more dangerous when there is several deer like that, it just takes one to panic, or one that wants to start a fight with another one and that gets them all worked up. So it is necessary to watch closely for signs of panic and…never show fear because that will make them panic. I would also say, don’t try that, especially if you are not used to being around wild animals. Deer are beautiful animals, but they can also be very dangerous. I hope you all have a most beautiful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

45 Comments on “Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #27.

    • Yes, that’s very true. People here in town, generally, hate the deer which is why we have such tough regulations for feeding birds now.
      Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸ¦Œ

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  1. Good Morning Steve, How is your Sunday So far 😍 That is a beautiful cute conversation between the deer and you. Thanks for advice, don’t get panic😊 I get that. I should learn to stop getting panic. Especially at work, been over thinking 😐 It’s the climate does all this,πŸ€” right? Or may be not right, I need a motivation πŸ˜‰ let me go search for it 😁

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    • Hi Simon!πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ My day is beautiful so far, cloudy with a few snowflakes falling gently to the ground. And the feeders are very busy today which is so nice. Oh, oh, too much overthinking again?πŸ˜³πŸ€” Maybe Muffin needs to bite someone’s feet!😼😬 Have a good night and great week Simon!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • Maybe you can courier Muffin πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚ I will let her bite my feet i promise πŸ˜πŸ˜‹ Month end Steve, it is definitely going to be great πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ thank you have a wonderful Monday πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • What?😲 They make you do a month end when it’s a year end?πŸ€”πŸ˜³ Do you have more work to do at year end too?πŸ€”πŸ˜¬ It’s a lovely, very cold day!πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯ΆπŸ™€πŸ˜Έ

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      • πŸ™„ we don’t even have an off on Jan 1st 😐 That’s the only thing I hate about this job πŸ˜• But otherwise I quiet have fun 😁 This internet 😳 doesn’t exist in that company which I hate the most again πŸ˜• otherwise everything seems to be O.K πŸ˜‰

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      • What? 😡😳😳You have to work Jan 1st?? 😲😲That’s just hard to imagine.πŸ˜– Well, at least you like your job,😜 that’s the main thing, plus it brings in that important paycheck!πŸ˜πŸ€‘

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      • Exactly I like the paycheck what else I like πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ yes hard to imagine πŸ˜• ill work only half day though 😁

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      • Yes, sometimes there isn’t really anything to do, so why waste the time?πŸ€”πŸ™„ However, if it means you won’t get paid then it’s better to show up!πŸ€”πŸ˜

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      • Yeah, that’s what I’ve decided 😷 show up😁because I’m getting paid ☺️How is your new year plan going😊

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    • Yes, they can easily kill someone and very quickly, even when they seem to be so friendly, the wrong movement or just wrong look can make them panic, when they are up close. But so beautiful too.

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  2. Wow, that is so amazing that you were able to see them up close nearly every day. Yes, they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing that wonderful experience. Have a great evening, Steve! πŸ˜€πŸŒ™

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    • At the last place I lived the deer were around every day and some became very tame and one became friends with the cat I had at the time. It was too bad I never had a camera then since my cat was tiny, only 7 pounds and the buck was large! It was so funny to see them together.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • That is an experience many of us would like to have. That is so funny. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Yes, that would have something to capture on camera. Oh well, at least you have the memories. πŸ˜‚

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      • Even Muffin had her favorite deer after we moved here, more on that later! Memories are always good, but I’m glad I can capture things are camera now too! Have a great day Beverly!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ“·πŸ¦Œ

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      • Yes, I agree. Capturing the moments on camera is best. Your pics are amazing!! Looking forward to the adventures of Muffin, with her friend. You have a great day as well, Steve! 😁

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      • Thanks so much for your wonderful and encouraging comments Beverly! Yes indeed, more adventures are coming!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • Yes, looking forward to more adventures from the private investigators coming in January ! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜„

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  3. Love the deer pics ! No deer around here…we have seen a couple of black bears on my street…very rare ! Hot chocolate sounds good ! Take care ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ¦ŒπŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚β€ΌοΈ

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    • Thanks Sharon! Yep, I guess black bears would be a rare sight there, and yet so common here. Yes, hot chocolate is good this time of year.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Έβ˜•β˜•πŸŒ™

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  4. Deer, like a number of other wild animals, feel pretty confident if they have an easy way of escape visible. If it’s rut season, however, I wouldn’t count on anything.

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    • Yes, rut season is a bad time and I have taken too many chances with bucks during that time! I have tamed down on that now however, at least somewhat. You’re right, having a way out helps them a lot.

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  5. The coffee WAS just the way I liked it! Thank you!

    I cannot imagine that many deer in one spot! What a blessing to behold! I can just see the look on that mail carrier’s face! πŸ™€πŸ˜Ή
    I loved the fawn with the spots! πŸ’œ Thanks so much for sharing the beauty all around your world! Just gives me peace! βœŒπŸΌπŸ˜„
    …And now for a cup of hot chocolate with oodles of marshmallows! πŸ™Š

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    • Hi Renee! So nice of you to stop in again this morning! Oops, I mean yesterday! It was always a joy to look out the window and see all those deer out there, sometimes most would be sleeping except for a couple standing watch. They wouldn’t even wake up if I went out to say hi to them.
      Glad you enjoy our world Renee! Yes, hot chocolate and marshmallows, perfect combo!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸ₯Ά

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  6. Deer are such beautiful animals! I think they are being pushed out of their natural habitat like much of our wildlife. Sigh! Thanks for the coffee! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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  7. “I got my mail from her and she looked at me wide eyed and said, β€œaren’t you scared?”. I said, β€œwhy, is there something wrong with my mail?” ” hahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!!!!

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