Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Little Boy Blue..

come blow your horn, the sheep's in the meadow, the DEER'S in the corn!! Next year, we are going to have a "rockin'" veggie garden, with solar powered electric fence surrounding it. The deer are destroying whatever corn has popped out on the stalk. Our corn is in the "milk" stage, the best eatin' for deer. Luckily, our nice neighbor (a farmer for life) has some corn that is at the harvesting stage, due to his ability to irrigate his crop (we can hand water. although we have been gone), so he has shared with us, and IS IT GOOD!! We were so looking forward to our OWN corn, but that isn't going to happen I'm afraid. We put up a 4 1/2 foot wire, but to little avail..of course, the deer are great jumpers (we did know that ahead of time). I am going to work on a "noisy" addition to the wire, to maybe spook them, however, just wonder how long it takes them to get used to the noise and ignore it. It's not like we don't have wind to blow the noise makers around, ha! Maybe a scarecrow?? At least they don't like zucchini or squash! Oh well, better gardens next year...we worked so hard and took such care, even after two destructive storms. Such is the life of a gardener/farmer.

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