Sunday, October 12, 2014

They Ate My Elderberry- And That's Not All

They ate my elderberry!
Just the other day it was covered with leaves.
My husband reminded me it's about time for leaves to fall,
but that doesn't explain the footprints
or should I say hoof prints
in the damp ground!

They didn't stop there.
This patch of late green beans may look OK from a distance.

I might even be getting a healthy amount of beans,
considering I planted them a month late, well at least a month late.

But take a good look.
See all the snapped off vines?
That's what they did all summer long up at the big garden.
Now they found the little one. 

I think the potatoes are confused.
I was just about to dig them all up
and they started growing again!
It must have been a spell where it was
cool, hot, cool and wet.
I'll see what happens, maybe I'll just leave
them and get them later.

In the meantime,
Deer Beware!


Sunnybrook Farm said...

We have so much deer food growing around us that they don't mess with stuff close to the house. I built a fence around the garden which has worked other than with coons. Your plants look like they were in great condition before the deer, a shame that you had to deal with them but they are good to eat.

Gorges Smythe said...

Deer jerky - the ultimate revenge!

Powell River Books said...

At least I don't have to worry about deer even on my land garden, but the mice, woodrats and squirrels take a huge toll. - Margy

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I hate that for you. I know they have to eat to survive...but come on!
We don't have deer eating anything's always the grasshoppers for us.

Harry Flashman said...

Deer can be a trial. I like to watch them in my meadow in the morning, though.

BoPeep said...

Anyone who titles a blog post using a Monty Python quote gets major kudos from me!! I've been known to do the same ("Bring Out Cher Dead" blog post about end-of-season cleaning in the garden). I guess those deer need to get it all before the snow flies! I'm always glad to pull the bean plants though. My sheep love them!

Manny said...

Those pesky deer. Pretty to look at but darn they can only lead to rotten things.