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Re: inaugural message? now deer


They are pretty bold, arent they?  I had a big buck standing in my driveway,
and when I pulled up the driveway with the car, he didnt budge. It wasnt
until I got out of the car and hollered at him that he sauntered off.
I have a 4' fence in the back yard, but I also have 2 dogs who love to chase
deer, so, so far the back yard has been untouched.  (Except for what my
bratty younger dog munches on, sheesh). There is also supposedly a mtn lion
on the mtn I live next to, but how much can one animal eat?
-Peg in Va.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Maria Olshin" <marolsh@ptd.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] inaugural message? now deer


> The local deer herd is growing and seems to double every year after the
> fawns drop in May-June. This year they discovered peonies and defoliated
> them, fortunately after they bloomed. They have since moved on to salvia,
> astilbes, primulas, and Artemisia absinthium (wormwood). When I walk the
dog
> in the morning, I frequently see a herd of 9 to 12 beasts coming right up
to
> my neighbor's house. Perhaps she feeds them.
>
> This past summer they even invaded my deck and ravaged my containers, so
it
> has become very personal. I confess I take a measure of satisfaction in
the
> heavy snow that is on the ground and shows no sign of melting. Since
hunting
> is prohibited in the community and there are no predators hereabouts,
hunger
> will have to take its toll. Fencing is not the answer; 4 feet is the
maximum
> permitted, and that's like a "welcome" sign to them.
> Maria
>
>
> >
> > I love it - very clever!
> >
>
> >> "Do you deer what I deer?  A herd, a herd dancing in the night!"
> >>
> >> DF
> >>
> >> Peggy Elliott wrote:
> >>
> >>> Libby, how dismal - a herd of 1??  :^(  Is that a herd?
> >>> Can you get it some company? Or at least some good music or something?
;^)
> >>>
> >>> _Peg in Va (with obstinate, stubborn, almost militant deer everyplace,
and
> >>> ready to boing out in front of my car at the slightest provocation!)
> >>>
>
> >>>
> >>>> nope, not inaugural message, as I wade through my emails and find a
couple
> >>>> previous messages.  Pretty big echo out there still, though.  Suppose
we
> >>>> should allow a few seconds for everyone to get subscribed, huh.
> >>>> But by tomorrow we should be humming along, and the messages will be
back
> >>> to
> >>>> more normal numbers, too, I should think.
> >>>>
> >>>> My deer herd is down to 1.  I suppose I should be pleased, but the
poor
> >>>> thing looks so lost now.  hmmm I guess I was telling them to get lost
not
> >>> so
> >>>> many weeks ago.
> >>>>
> >>>> Libby
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> to break the ice...
> >>>>
> >>>> welcome everybody!!
> >>>>
> >>>> Libby
> >>>> MD zone 6
>
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