Here's a few more photo's of the deer that come to my parents house in the winter. These were taken during the day, which is a rare but amazing time to see them. They like to come and eat the black sunflower seeds that my Dad puts out.
Adam took these shots through the window and as you can see she finally got a bit nervous and headed on her way.
As for the reindeer food...well you see, Poppa's deer are the "special helpers" for Santa's sleigh. When Donner or Blitzen get tired or hungry, Santa exchanges that deer for one of Poppa's and then drops them back off when they are done delivering presents. So we put out Poppa's special recipe that helps give them that extra boost! It is made with oats, cinnamon, sugar, jimmies (or sprinkles depending on where you grew up), and some glitter if you have it handy. You mix it up nicely, of course by hand! And viola-reindeer food.
Now wasn't that fun!