Dear Oh! DeerUpdated: May 13th, 2018Created: 14/06/10
May 13th 2018 Whilst brushcutting I came across an fawn, just as well it moved or I may have chopped it up! Sure it looks cute, as it's weak and vulnerable; also makes me realise how once it's up and about it can get through most of my wood and stick fencing. I took it away for a while and then returned it to a few feet from whence it came.
November 8th 2017 The cheek of 'em. There was an adolescent than ran through the hedge after butting the gate when I arrived around 9.30am and then a full grown legged it past me as I was chopping logs at dusk.
July 31st 2017 Deer attack again whilst in Plymouth for two days, so have surrounded beans with 25mm wire, a but quick and rough.
July 20th 2016 Although I patched up a few small gaps, there's fresh deer poo around. I've uncovered some bolting lettuce and will see if that gets eaten.
July 2016 They're back, with a vengeance, yomping through the strawberries, chard and hundred's of bean plants :( I'm too upset to show the damage):
July 2013 Wooden posts and woven brash fencing has been successful for 2 summers now.
31st May 2012 Fencing 90% sorted :) ???
11th June 2011
The deer ate through most of my leeks, some hundred or more, so this winter/spring I did do a rough fence. Still over the last few weeks most of my lettuce 20+ have been eaten along with the 90% of chard and spinach and some bean tops.
Will add to the fencing and consider electronic proximity alarm
June 2010 Just to say the deer are marauding. The day I went to town last week I returned to find they had eaten the hearts out of 7 fully grown lettuce and eaten the fruit and leaves of some 20 strawberry plants.
As if I didn't get the message on Sat 12th I went to the village to help with some computer issues, which I failed to resolve, only to find on my return that 12 perfectly good lettuce had been yomped again.
Well twice more, today 19th being the latest.
I am not keen on fencing and will have to make my presence noted some other way.
The proper action is to just be here, but 24/7/52 is not going to happen.
So the alternatives are:
- Pee on trees to leave a 'mark'
- Hang a few shiny items from the trees, like old CDs to annoy they
- Place a few twigs in strategic places to make things a bit difficult in places
- Install some infra-red sensor to enable a sound and/or visual disturbance
Well some day, anyway. :roll: