Spud one came in from unloading the car in more of a hurry than usual last night. He stood in the open door and said, "There is something BIG in the backyard". A little disconcerted, I started to ask what he meant. He went to the deck, turned on the lights and came back in a minute saying, "Yes, just as I thought. There are deer in the valley."
Turns out there are several deer in the little wet weather creek that runs past the forge. Pretty cool!