Monday, October 31, 2011

Oh dear

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Why yes that is a mule deer standing in our fenced-in garden. At first I thought I must have left one of the gates open. Nope! They have figured out a clever way to jump around the fence where it meets the retaining wall to the corral below. A few deer in the garden is not that big of an issue this time of year- most all the harvest is complete and they can clean up the wind fallen fruit. However, where there is one there is soon to be more. We saw this deer and her fawn morning and eve for two days. The next morning though she had taught her trick to others and there were five does, three of this spring's fawns and a nice sized buck. That is too many for my poor garden. I'll add fence work to this week's chore list.

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