The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Discordant sound combinations act as a mechanical deer deterrent

do it yourself low budget deer deterrent detail

We've got 3 mechanical deer deterrents going right now and zero damage to the garden.

I see fresh deer tracks in the mud just about every day when I walk Lucy, which tells me they're out there and keeping a safe distance from our cacophony of protection.

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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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I predict someday you'll see a deer with earmuffs munching your veggies.
Comment by Errol Sat Apr 23 17:56:02 2011
Don't give those deer any ideas! You know they read the blog.
Comment by anna Sat Apr 23 18:35:48 2011
hahaha! Makes you wonder if they'll ever get used to it?
Comment by Phil Sat Apr 23 21:50:48 2011
i love the perspective of your property in the photo. it's a beautiful little essay on your approaches to life!
Comment by kevin Sun Apr 24 00:34:51 2011

Phil --- I hope not! That's why Mark's always tweaking it, changing the sounds a bit so that they don't get too repetitive.

Kevin -- Thanks! Mark takes wonderful photos.

Comment by anna Sun Apr 24 09:15:43 2011

handy farm devices and how to make them. It's an interesting read.

(hopefully this won't get stuck in moderation ;-) )

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Apr 24 12:09:14 2011
I really enjoyed that book, but didn't realize it was available in the public domain! I've always thought that, as people go back to the land who have forgotten the old ways, many of those old tools could be brushed off and turned into microbusiness products.
Comment by anna Sun Apr 24 13:10:53 2011

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