Love/Hate

My love-hate relationship with the deer continues.

Motor Man and I really enjoy watching the birds at the feeders outside our kitchen window.   But the birds and squirrels aren’t the only ones who enjoy those feeders. Our Ring camera captured this party one night last week.

So ‘yours truly’ had the bright idea to install a fence. I just misjudged how high it should be by….oh, about 6 feet or so.

Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy… (video is dark, but should be easier to see in full screen)

Someone on a neighborhood web-site offered me some pointers, which should have been obvious: for one, the fence really isn’t a problem for the deer. So now, I’m thinking of providing them their own feeder outside the fence. Perhaps that will save my perennials (out of view in the pictures/videos above).

Time will tell.

~These Days Of Mine~

7 responses to “Love/Hate

  1. Resourceful, aren’t they? Pretty fence though.

  2. Giving them their own “feeding station” may resolve the issue – but don’t be surprised if you still have intrusion by those who don’t want to wait at the official deer station and leap the fence anyway! This is why I have only deer resistant stuff out in my yard ORRRRR potted plants on the back deck and front porch. I do remember one year you had deer up on your deck – so far they haven’t tried it on ours!

    Pam

  3. Yup – they’ll jump an electric fence a little bit higher than what you have there… or maybe a lot higher, we never really experimented !

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    The deer has his own mind that sure.

  5. 🤣 That party of deer! They are so adorable and naughty.

  6. That is crazy– the nightime family buffet!
    That is such a challenge for a plant lover
    Great videos btw.
    Good luck

  7. That late-night diner that’s open at your house is just too much of a temptation for them. We had to put a fence around our strawberry patch last year as the deer were chomping down on the plants just shortly after hubby planted them. Believe me, our fence is too high for them to jump it, but it certainly isn’t the prettiest thing. But of course, since we live in the country, it doesn’t matter.

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