Deer Control 2

Well, the deer have found the garden! I don’t think they know there is stuff growing there, just that there is a fence around it. I found a huge rip in the fencing where I think a deer got caught. But, there was no sign of a struggle, or tracks. So, I think they took off as soon as they got free. So, this morning I pulled out all the stops! I tied pie pans to some of the fence posts to make noise in the wind. I tied a bar of Irish Spring (which I hear deer hate) to each post as a deterant, and I wove red and silver “bird flash tape” through the fencing to make sure the deer saw it and didn’t try to run right through it! I hope that works! Everything is starting to take off with the warm weather we had this week. So, I don’t want the deer to try again and find a smorgusborg(sp?). I checked the 10 day forcast and there are no freezing temperatures in sight. So, since April 15th is the average last frost date and the lowest predicted temp in the next 10 days in in the 40’s, I planted some summer squash, pumpkin, zucchini, and cucumber seedlings and also some corn, bean, aster, zinnea, and radish seeds. Wish me luck!

For dinner tonight we had a salad with fresh greens, chard, arugula, and parsley from the garden (there weren’t many to harvest, but enough to say “we had fresh greens, chard, arugula, and parsley from the garden”). I also added some chickweed, violet leaves and flowers from the yard. Non-home-grown stuff added was spinach, tomato, strawberries, kalamata olives, walnuts, feta cheese, sprouts, and broccoli. I have to say, it was very yummy!

Now, I am sipping on some sage tea to help dry up my milk. I’m not really engorged, but I can feel a fullness. K didn’t ask for ‘boobie’ all day and I am doing pretty good mentally. I have heard that there are certain astrological signs that are easier to wean under. Do any of you know about this?

3 thoughts on “Deer Control 2

  1. “So, since April 15th is the average last frost date and the lowest predicted temp in the next 10 days in in the 40as, I planted some summer squash, pumpkin, zucchini, and cucumber seedlings and also some corn, bean, aster, zinnea, and radish seeds. Wish me luck!” Oh, this line of reasoning makes me feel so much better about putting all our first seedlings out this weekend – hurrah! (Our ground is still too damp and cold to plant many seeds though) What sort of deer fencing are you using – the plastic netting?

  2. Yeah, that 7 foot plastic “deer control” netting. But, it is so hard to see, I think they just tried to run through it. Our garden is in a place where they use to walk. So, hopefully the other deterents will keep them out.

  3. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says April 4 and 30 are good for weaning, what’s good for beast has to be good for baby as well 😉

    Someone recommended sending the menfolk out to pee around the outside perimeter of the garden to keep animals away. It works for us with predators and the coop, the deer haven’t ventured into our gardens yet though.

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