"Our" Deer....LOL....

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
"Our" Deer....LOL....
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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 11:18am

A couple of nights ago Cleo was getting all excited, looking out the door.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 4:10pm
Aw, how sweet! I bet you're right about the babies. Our doe has just started bringing her fawns that were born this spring out over the past few weeks. They're so tiny and precious.
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Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 08-13-2011 - 1:04pm

So many people around here look as deer as a nuisance and I imagine, in many cases, they are.

Laura
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Sun, 08-14-2011 - 11:42am

I think deer are considered a nuisance by gardeners in particualr --- you should see my DH's reaction when you mention deer as deer consider hostas a delicacy adn he grows hostas! But so far, no issues even though we have had deer walk trough tthe yard. DItto rabbits (who love to eat certain bulbs like tulips) and even chipmunks (they actually ate the buds off an Oriental lily once!). Our biggest "nuisance" wildlife are racoons (which will devastate a bird feeder overnight) and groundhogs (which will eat ANYTHING, and even girdle trees)...

But I agree, nusissance though they may be, it's nice to see all the wee beasties!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 9:33am
Oh yeah, they've definitely been a huge challenge when it comes to our garden. We've been here for three summers now and this is the first that we've actually been able to get some produce from our garden. But gardeners have to learn how to garden according to things like their soil and weather, we just look at this as one more thing you have to work with. (As annoying as it can be sometimes!)

As for flowers, we've not figured that part out yet! They seem to stay away from the irises that were already planted, but they've attacked everything else. I guess now that we have the garden figured out we can work on flowers next year.

We're not able to have bird feeders down low mainly because of the bears, but it keeps the raccoons away too. Once in awhile I see them trying to get into the trash bins, but we've got them pretty well protected now so they seem to have stopped trying!
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Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 08-15-2011 - 9:56am

We just had some landscaping done in the front of the house and, thankfully, the landscaper knew what flowers were deer resistant.

Laura