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4 dollar deer deterrent update

deer deterrent hex key close up


The latest deer deterrent experiment ran good for several days, but I forgot to build a roof for it. When it rained a few days ago water seeped into the motor and burned it out. This is version 2.0.

The picture illustrates the one detail that gives this contraption enough unbalanced movement to make it a funtional deer deterrent.

It also provides a good example of the Canon Power Shot SX20's macro capability in a low light setting.



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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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