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Deer attack update

tea kettle as mechanical deer deterrent 2011 growing season


I think we've got the deer attack of 2011 under control with the addition of a new and louder mechanical deer deterrent.

A good sized stainless steel tea kettle makes a solid thud when the golf ball swings down and makes contact with its underside.

The total number of mechanical deterrents protecting the garden is now at 4 with some serious talk about bumping it up to 5.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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