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

Drill powered deer deterrent improvement



Adding a 25 ohm variable resistor gave the Black and Decker battery powered deer drill deterrent enough control to be dialed down to an effective range. It would be easy to recycle an old battery powered drill into this configuration which could keep the cost well under 20 bucks if you're lucky.

Stay tuned for a solar powered version in the near future.

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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