Deer 2 – Platts 0

Win a Bamboletta..see June 15th post below!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you will know about my love/hate relationship with the deer in the ‘hood. We have lots of deer around, we live basically in the forest with farmland all around us. Last year we grew a garden that was demolished by the deer. Deer, 1 point. This year we thought we’d get smart and construct a fence around our garden. We only took it to 4 feet tall and then I planned to decorate the 2 feet above (the fence posts are 6 feet) with hanging bits of things that I collect- sea glass, driftwood..you get the idea. We had many locals look at our fence, shake their heads and say..’you best put on that extra 2 feet soon’. Thinking they were all being a bit dramatic, decorating the top 2 feet got put to 134 on the list of 543 things to do. While inspecting thegarden this morning, I noticed that my watermelon plant was gone..so were half of our bean plants and the peas! AND they left their ‘business’ in the garden..three times!!! Flippin’ deer! Deer- 2 points. Guess what moved up to the top of my list of things to do tomorrow?

Monica - June 21, 2008 - 11:46 pm

Ugh…that’s horrid! We have an infestation of bunnies…but not deer.
Try to have fun raising the height of your fence… 😉 Is there anything that can be grown to deter them naturally? I’m wishing you luck…and us too…we need those veggies this year!
Smiles~Monica

Christine - June 23, 2008 - 3:16 am

So they just jump the fence? Good luck making it deer-proof! And I thought the plant lice on my blueberry bush was a problem. But then, I only have a balcony. :-)

Christine from the NL

admin - June 23, 2008 - 9:50 pm

Yes, they just jump the fence. Isn’t that insane? They can do it from standing apparently.
We started on the wire project this weekend, I’ll keep you posted.

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