a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Darn those four-footed locusts!

Proving our complacency was misplaced, the deer mowed down the garden last night. The six tomatoes and innumerable pepper plants are nearly completely denuded of leaves. The deer didn't actually eat the peppers, just the leaves. So harvesting is easy, I suppose. The deer also nibbled one very exposed watermelon, but left the vines themselves alone. So now we have basil, cucumbers, watermelons, and pumpkins. Let's see if fencing off and harvesting the peppers will let them recover...

ETA: I'm thinking it wasn't just the deer, as Zoe-goat came out to help while I was putting up the belated fencing on Saturday afternoon. She's too short to have done that tomato damage, but I'm betting she had a mouth in the pepper mow-down.
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