Thursday, April 4, 2013

Organic Weed Control- Oh Deer!

Tonight I discovered we have, in our very own yard,
an organic, all natural weed control.
The Three Deer that patrol the grounds
in search of delectable garden delights.
They stopped by the turtle sandbox, which 
without its lid, serves as water cooler 
 for the deer population.
A great place to gather and chat about 
that handsome buck down the way.

Hey- what's that in the background

They had been munching in the side yard,
just below the living room window.
I took some photos -
 Through the screen again (of course).
See the ears starting to stand up?
 They can hear the tone my camera makes
when I turn it on; however, they 
couldn't figure out where it was coming from.
Not to worry, the chickens are still calm, 
things must be OK.

You're sort of crossing the line there, aren't you?

This is serious!
We'll have to set up some barriers.
This is the  spinach/lettuce/radish garden so you know 
things are going to get really tasty, and soon!


Gorges Smythe said...

I gave up growing Christmas trees, in part, because I couldn't protect them all from West Virginia's out-of-control deer herd. It's definitely time for some barriers in your garden!

LindaG said...

A six or seven foot fence, with a wire or some such about three to four feet away (?), I think I read, will help keep them out of gardens, but I'm not certain.

If only they would stick to the weeds!

Have a blessed weekend! ♥

Michelle said...

After losing my tomatoes and strawberry last year to deer . WE are building a deer fence. Hope it works.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Before I built my pallet fence, I used to watch deer walk through the garden and eat the weeds. They would sometimes eat bean plants and ripe corn but seemed to actually like the weeds.

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

I don't know what's more alarming: that deer have wandered into your garden, or that you actually eat spinach on purpose!

Candy C. said...

I had to run off our "herd" last week because they were nibbling on my rose bushes and eyeing the fruit trees.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Yes, we eat spinach! LOL. Popeye was a great influence on me.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

They ate all our beans last year when the fishing line surrounding the bed broke!

Lisa Lynn said...

I just found deer poo in my garden the other day...yikes! Love the pics! I'd love to have you stop by and share your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!