This is why we didn’t have very many vegetables to eat last year. We grew plenty – had tons of plants. Our success in home farming was evidenced in the fat, healthy deer family that live on our 20 acres.
This year, Somebody vowed to construct a durable, deer-proof fence like the panelled fencing, before any plants grew big enough to feed our deer. Then, he planted the strawberry plants. Not two days later, he found the nibbled plants and hoofprint you see above.
There were plenty of other hoof prints, all over our home farm. Luckily for us, not many other plants had sprouted tall enough for Bambi and friends to eat. Just the strawberries.
So, he bought fencing supplies in Denver and every night after work, he has headed straight down to the home farm to put up a heavy duty fence. I will keep you updated on the progress and whether or not it works. All I can say is, it better work! As much as I love the deer (read not at all) I want to eat my veggies, not plant a home farm just for them.