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Take that, deer!

Deer outside the garden

Deer licking lipsI take an inordinate amount of pleasure in watching the deer walk by the garden and stare at my vegetables.

This doe was literally licking her lips, but those brussels sprouts and squash are all mine!



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I've read that buck wheat can be used as a deer deterrent (Is it the smell? The taste?)You mentioned you planted buck wheat as a cover crop recently. I wonder if you'll notice any difference in the deer invaders' habits?
Comment by doc Sat Aug 11 12:12:14 2018
Those Ohio deer are giant compared to the swamp deer down in coastal GA! though not as big as the Minnesota deer I saw last month.
Comment by Eric Tue Aug 14 17:29:51 2018

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