May 20, 2003

All's Fair: In Love and Gardening

That does it. I went out between showers yesterday to admire my new rows of submerged seeds planted a few days ago. The garden is covered in deer hoof prints sunk way deep in the soft soil, passing right through my new plantings! We are now on CODE BROWN: Enemy circumvents protective measures, threatens Silver Queen! Countervailiing measures have been instituted as follows:

1) Buster and I are saving up our deer deterrent for thrice-daily application around the perimeter of the gardening compound. NOTE: be sure and turn off the electric fence before application.

2) Biological weapons have become an acceptable measure at this code level. To execute, cut 2" x 5" strips of an old aluminum pie plate. Bend into an "S" shape. Top of the "S" is secured to the top wire of the electric fence (again: Turn OFF before implementing this measure!) and the bottom of the "S" is molded into a little spoon shape. Fill the spoon with peanut butter and turn the fence back on. Yum! Peanut Butter! Smell it, Bambi? Hmmmmm!

Posted by fred1st at May 20, 2003 07:13 AM | TrackBack

I long ago gave up on the deer. We now garden WITH them. I enjoy the challenge. It's like writing haiku...what can I do with only 13 syllables?


Posted by: Chris at May 20, 2003 07:19 AM

I hope you have better luck with deer than I did with peanut butter/bacon/anything you can think of tied/applied to a trap and mice.

Posted by: Jane at May 20, 2003 12:10 PM

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