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Deer visit

Mark with the gun"Mark, get the gun!" I shrieked.

Did those words really come out of my pacifist, animal-loving mouth?  But there she stood --- a beautiful doe --- between the sweet corn and the sweet potatoes.  It was broad daylight, so our deer deterrants were turned off, and Lucy was snuggled up in her dog house to avoid the drizzle.

By the time the words left my mouth, the deer was gone, leaping through tall weeds back into the woods.  Mark shot after her anyway.  "And stay out!" the rifle retorts seemed to be saying.

Maybe we need to leave the "clankers" (as I've been known to call them) on during the day?


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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