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Deer discussion

Deer visiting the garden

"What's that over there, Judy?"

"Future lunches. Pretend you don't notice and maybe they'll forget to build the fence."

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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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Have I ever mentioned the benefits of electricity? Or have I mentioned the time I got really really frustrated and put small pieces of aluminum foil with peanut butter spread on them over the electric fence wire? That time, the distance between the hoof prints at the foil and the next set was almost 20 feet apart. If I'd had that on video, I could have won $100,000!

After the coyotes scratched the siding off my hen house this winter, I put the high tension security fence back up for them, too. Only run it at night, and only need about 2 weeks on to train for the season.

Just saying.....

Comment by Tim Inman Thu Mar 29 09:07:16 2018
Oh so pretty... but... There's always a but. Deer care Lyme disease ticks. Better to keep them away from your place.
Comment by Nayan Thu Mar 29 12:35:20 2018

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