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New and improved anti-deer contraption

It occurred to me last night when the sheet of tin fell off the first anti-deer contraption due to excessive wear. It was all backwards.

I'm using a golf ball with a wood screw threaded through the middle suspended by some 14 gauge brace wire. That functions as the new banger, and now the tin is what it crashes into.

Now we get the initial clang followed by a rubbing sound. The tin has a small indentation that holds the golf ball every 5th hit or so for just a few seconds, giving us that random effect that will be more effective in sounding unnatural and dangerous to the deer.

We finally solved the deer in the garden problem, and the solution was so elegant we gave it a new website.  Check out our deer deterrent website for free plans!

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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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