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Winter garden predator report

new kind of mechanical deer deterrent that works!

There's been no deer damage to the garden since we retired those two young bucks last month. I'm pretty sure it was them that figured out the mechanical deer deterrents were all bark and no bite during a power outage this past summer.

We now run a total of five deterrents 24 hours a day at key locations around the garden's perimeter.

I've got technical details on the new type of motor over at backyard

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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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