Wednesday, January 15, 2014

But It's For The Birds

We got hold of some free peanut butter we put out for the birds.
We put it in the trough section of  Mr. Snout, the feeder my husband built.
The birds want nothing to do with it. Perhaps due to the cranberry mix in it.

The deer seem quite taken with it.

Here's a closer look.

It's a tough year out there what with all the snow. It's warmed a bit and that's going to make it even worse once it freezes again.
I do not begrudge the deer the food. I am not going to deliberately feed them, but they are welcome to it.
Even if I chased them away they'd just come back.


Crabby McSlacker said...

As someone who sticks my snout into yummy food wherever I can find it, I can relate! Nice of you not to chase the poor deer off.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, it's a tough winter. I can't turn 'em away.

Hilary said...

Oh deer! And here's me luring them ever closer. They're such wonderful critters. I'm quite enjoying them. Thanks for nurturing yours.

Leah J. Utas said...

They are, and I love them, Hilary. They seem quite at home in our yard.

messymimi said...

Deer are beautiful (and bigger than you think, when you get close to them!). It's nice that you let them enjoy what the birds don't want.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, they are deceptive of size, Messymimi.

David Cranmer said...

Our thoughts too, Leah. Its for the birds but we don't begrudge their neighbors stopping by.

the Bag Lady said...

"Clean up on aisle three!" Deer are good for that job!