Because our road is technically a town road, not a private one, the town highway people plow and sand in winter, and grade in the summer. I can't imagine what an expense this would be if we had to take care of it ourselves.
When there's a lot of snow to plow, the plowman makes a little shelf alongside the road, which you can see on the right of the photo. You may also see a dark area - that is what's left of the little pile of food Tom put down for the deer last night.
I noted in a comment on the Deeries post that Tom put out some leftover 'sweet feed' that our late donkey, Juno, used to eat, on the recommendation of the woman at the local feed store. When it runs out, we'll probably buy some specific feed just for deer. Some people frown on doing this, but our neighbor has fed deer for a long time with no problems. Years ago, they didn't believe in feeding wild birds either. Someone we know in the neighboring state, where it is actually against the law, says, no one is going to tell her what she can do in her own yard! Oh, we New Englanders are an independent lot.