Sunday, June 16, 2013
Deer in the Yard
Even though we were close to a National Park, I think there were just too many dogs near us on the little lake to make it desirable for them to visit.
OK, so I love that the deer visit, and my DD said, maybe I should put out a salt lick, but I know deer strip trees for food in the winter and I was afraid my landlord might not like that. So I'm not tempting them with food or salt into my yard.
Then I took a friend to look at my lovely row of Day Lilies at the side of the house. I noticed that some of the stems were trimmed back, all at the same height, you know, nibbling height for a young doe. All the flowers on the front had been nibbled off. I plan to bring some potted herbs and tomatoes. I think I need to make sure they are out of mouth's reach.
I still love my new house. And I love the deer. I just need to learn how to keep the deer from eating the flowers.