Wow that is great, congrats.
Now you and the wife should have a serious talk. This girl (name????) may grow up to be a big game hunter. If so she will need a quality rifle. Now with Winchester and other gun mfgs going belly up (or just not doing so great right now) this may be the time to get that new gun for her , just a thought. Of course you would need to do extensive tests on the gun to make sure it is safe.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...