What a thrill to look out the window while cleaning Brussels sprouts and see a beautiful young buck walk into view!
Our next door neighbor, Jim, who lives even closer to the Coronado National Forest than we do, has talked about deer nibbling in his orchard before he fenced it, but we have never seen a deer on our property. I think our buildings are too close together and our orchard, though unfenced, is along a path to shop/shed and the coop, and well-travelled.
This was a great looking deer, not a mark on him, and obviously in the prime of his life. Dan finally spooked him while taking his photo and he bounded off into uninhabited territory.