Monday, June 20, 2016

Deer Eats Garden - Getting Off The Grid




Getting off the grid means dealing with nature and nature has plenty of animals in it, when you hear "deer eats garden" that is a headline no gardener wants to hear, we actually cringe because all the hard work to provide for yourself and your family just went back into the woods with a full tummy.

This will be the first time I had my green beans attacked by deer. I should have known when I seen this deer in my back field that she would come on in, deer do eat gardens!
 
 
This year I planted or had help planting more than usual because I am canning my food for Winter and longer. I had two very long rows of  bush green beans, all was blooming so I knew that I would have many to eat and home can.
 
 


When I went out yesterday to pick the vegetables and work in the garden I was so disappointed that my green beans had been eaten by deer, some plants they pulled up. I still went through and found enough for one meal. I had the green beans for breakfast today, I added one large potato cut into blocks, A dab of butter and salt, they were awesome! I still see a few blooms on the left over stems, I may get a few more.
 
 

 
I think I have created two little monsters! While picking blackberries I always had a dog under foot, so I stuck a blackberry in the Golden`s mouth and he loved them so he will pick his own now while I pick mine, Well, I rescued another dog, He is a beagle, and a few days ago I had him with me on a leash and I stick one in his mouth so he would know what I was doing and to stop pulling me. I think I created a little monster! He now gets to this area, and this area only and begins to take red and black berries :) 
 
 

Last year after one of the dogs got hit by a car I fenced in the backyard and I try to walk daily and I take the dogs with me, the golden minds and will come to me when I call him, the Beagle not so much. He is getting better because he knows he is my dog now and that I will take care and love him, but its the Beagles nature to take off on a scent of a rabbit and there are many of those around.


Have you ever had deer to eat your garden?


By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry

13 comments:

  1. The only things that eat my garden are slugs and snails - and the odd hedgehog. Any deer daft enough to show its face round my way would end up in someone's pot before the night was out!

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    1. You have to have a special permit to kill deer out of season here, but that one is pot worthy!

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  2. Even though we are in the city ... our yard is the critter highway and nothing is safe from being nibbled ..

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    1. This place is loaded with animals too!

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  3. Yes, I grew up in the country where deer loved to eat a garden. My dad would plant marigolds to keep deer away.

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    1. I knew marigolds repelled insects but not deer, I will add those to the planting.!

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  4. Oh, no! We see deer in the area, but so far they aren't dining in the garden.

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    1. I am sure I have heard them on my front porch before!

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  5. My bush beans are just starting to bloom and the bush cucumbers are spreading out. It won't be long now.

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  6. My bush beans are just starting to bloom and the bush cucumbers are spreading out. It won't be long now.

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    1. I don`t see you having this problem! I am glad to hear your garden is thriving. Keep me updated, I love reading about your life.

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  7. When we used to live further south, the deer would come in and eat our crabapples that had fallen on the ground. Never had them eat the garden. We did have grasshoppers come in and destroy everything in only a couple of days. That was pretty shocking, so I completely understand how you feel.

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    1. Oh No! Grass hoppers! I fear for my peach tree`s!

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