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!