We've always known that we shared our yard with a passel of animals. We provide water, shelter and a constant source of food for our furry and feathered friends. The home owners association ban on fences allows deer to freely travel between the metroparks through our yards. Some deer even bed in my next door neighbor's day lilies. Well, better his day lilies than our hosta. We have enough hosta so I don't mind a little munching, as long as the deer just visit. It is a wonder to look at the snow with only animal tracks in it. You see travel patterns that can help when we plant new or move old plants. We shoveled a part of our patio to get to the fire wood. I guess some of our tenants appreciated it also.