The Buck Stops Here


| 7/12/2017 3:28:00 PM


Tags: Deer, Wildlife Control, Animal Pests, Protecting Plants from Animals,

Country Moon

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Did you ever notice how some things can be a blessing and a curse both at the same time? 

We had had some much-needed rain and could not get the grass mown for over a week. Naturally, it was rather tall by the time we got to it. Nestled out by the chicken house in some tall grass was a small fawn all curled up. It was so new that it had to have been born the previous night, right in that spot. How cute!

Well, it wasn’t so cute when I noticed that its mom and dad, and probably a few other relatives, had been chowing down on my hostas, rose bushes, and a few other choice plants. They had probably chosen these for dessert since I had kept the deer out of the garden by spraying the plants there with an all-natural deterrent. Seems like everything is bittersweet.

More and more folks are having trouble with deer helping themselves to garden vegetables, fruits, flowers, and other ornamentals. I don’t want to harm them, after all it is not their fault. They are just hungry. But it’s not my fault either and I should not have to sacrifice my plants for their cause.




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