Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This Means War!
Looks all nice and innocent huh? That is, until they get in your garden and eat your tomatoes!!!!! This means war!!!!
We already have a fence up. It's made with cattle panels so it's at least 4 1/2 feet tall. Doesn't event slow them down. So tonight, Hubby and I are getting some of our old electric fence posts and bringing them out about 5 feet from the panels. Then we are stringing up fishing line. I've heard that this works. The deer doesn't see the line and when they get ready to jump the fence, they walk into it and it scares them. Hopefully that will help. We shall see.
I'm also going to make us a scare crow. Well, technically it's going to be a scare deer since we haven't had much problems with the local crows. I'm going to put aluminum pie pans for the scare deer's hands. The idea is the wind will blow them and they will scare the deer. Everyday I'm going out and moving the it to a different spot. That way, it will keep the deer on their toes/hooves. I'm not going to have deer ruin our garden that will be our main source of food this coming year. They have miles and miles of grass and trees to eat from. They don't have to jump the fence just for MY tomatoes.
If the fishing line doesn't work, I think I'm going to put in a trip wire with bottle rockets attached. One way or another, these deer aren't getting my tomatoes!!!!
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, deer roast anyone?