Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oh Deer.... (Almost Wordless Wednesdays)

This is why we keep our garden INSIDE the fence.

Aren't they beautiful creatures though?

11 comments:

Design Wine and Dine said...

They really are beautiful and for as common as they are becoming, I am still taken aback when I see one. :)

June said...

Lovely pics Mags. They are gorgeous aren't they? (You know who'd be saying something about dinner...shame on him)

PlumpNotFat said...

Years ago I had the foolish thought that I could plant flowers amongst the areas where the deer were. Despite them constantly eating all the flowers within a few months, I continued to try. Then one day I unloaded an entire truck full of flowers to be planted, went to sleep and woke up to find them all eaten - I didn't even have time to plant! That was the last time I bought flowers ;)

Barbara said...

They ARE beautiful...but they do love a garden!

Nanan said...

Beautiful - I miss the antelope herd we had in our neighborhood in Billings... We have raccoons here in Cut Off hehehehehe!
I have to agree with June's big guy - venison is my favorite!

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

Just lovely, Mags, although I don't envy you all that snow. My garden critters are ibises, egrets, raccoons, and a sneaky feral monkey that likes to steal our tangerines and star fruit!

The Mom Chef said...

They really are gorgeous. We get the occasionally in our yard, but since I have no sun anyhow, there's no garden so they can wander freely.

Haden News said...

They are soo beautiful....but...the damage they do to a yard :(

redforever said...

I am surprised they don't jump over that fence?

I live in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and we have at least 6 frequent our yard daily.

I used to have a fence that height, but it never deterred the deer at all. In fact, they claimed my garden as their garden, and got so possessive of it, they put our dogs on the run if they tried to chase them away!!!

And they're very ingenious, they could even pick beans with their tongues, leaving the bean plant intact. At least they were very careful when in the garden, not stepping or pooping on everything like a cow would.

Three years ago, my husband had to rebuild the fence as the summer before, the deer had harvested 90% of what I grew. The garden fence is now 8 feet tall... and I have now reclaimed the garden.

Kat said...

I would love to see some on our land. They are so beautiful. Enjoy. Yes, they can destroy a garden!

Medifast Coupons said...

Your fence isn't that high, surprised they don't just jump. They are beautiful but can be very destructive.