Tuesday, 18 November 2008
We've spent most of the last year trying to keep the deer out of our garden - ever since they ate all our runner beans towards the end of the 2007 season. We thought we'd managed it, but they've recently started coming in again.
We've had foxes recently, too - sitting out sunbathing whenever the weather's been nice. And woodpeckers eating from our bird feeder. I'm realising it makes me very happy that we have such a variety of wildlife in our garden - and I really like seeing the deer grazing just outside the window. It's only when they start eating my food that it worries me.
So I'm wondering if we can change our priorities - is there a way we can just deer-proof the vegetables, and have the rest of the garden so that we don't mind the deer wandering around it?