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Open source deer deterrent

Homemade deer deterrentAlthough our deer deterrents work like a charm, Mark's got a lot of other related ideas in the pipeline.  We enjoy the sound of our deterrents --- they're on a par with the crickets at night --- but I suspect they wouldn't go over well in suburbia.  We're also intrigued by the idea of running a deer deterrent on some kind of cheap solar panel, and finding a way to make them even cheaper for folks to build.

We're testing out a Creative Commons open source system for our deer deterrent, giving away the information for free, but asking folks to credit us if they use it.  We're hoping that adding several hundred inventors to the mix will result in an even better deer deterrent by this time next year.  So, feel free to tell all of your friends about the plans, and get them to send us their innovations and pictures!  If you're interested in hearing about those innovations, subscribe to our deer deterrent blog --- we won't be posting all of the nitpicky details here.  And good luck with keeping the ravenous deer out of your garden!

This post is part of our Homemade Deer Deterrent lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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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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