I tell people, “my backyard is The Woods". Most do not envision what that looks like. I have been so close to a deer (just this past year, about a month and two weeks ago), I could have introduced myself. But, they’re quick and they’re not interested in chit chat.
An old neighbor of mine, when he and his wife moved in, it was during Autumn, Winter came, and so did the deer and he caught me one morning and he said, “you have deer tracks behind your car”. And, I said, “yes, it is Winter". He just looked at me like the moon wasn’t gonna find its place in the sky that night.
I love this, Mike because I can see your Dad with that look of concern on his face, saying what needs to be said without saying it. Happy New Year!