Fencing out Deer
I've got a suggestion for the deer proof gardening.
Get a shocker, one
that sends a shock every second or so, connect it to a car battery, and
put a wire fence around the garden in 3 layers - one loop around the
garden at about 3 inches up, one about 8 inches up, and one about 3 feet
Put ribbons around it. The deer sees the ribbon and goes to
investigate, and puts his nose to it and gets the living daylight scared out
Whenever the deer sees the ribbons it is warned not to go
This works with smaller animals too because of the lower ones
for cats, groundhogs, raccoons, ect.
It definately does not kill the
animal because I know from experience! I've seen it and felt it happen.
This is the only thing we have had to work without any animals getting
in the garden.
We have used this for many years without deer. We once
had a cat touch it and it jumped 3 feet into the air.
Use corn as a
guide to putting up the fence. Once it starts tasseling, put the fence up
immediately. However, to get a tractor in to plow, you have to take it
down. So use the metal posts and the insulated yellow things (brackets?)
so you can take it apart easily. Just wiggle the posts back and forth
and they come up.
Thanks Robert! I'm sure that a lot of people will find this suggestion helpful.
I wrote a piece for a garden club several years ago, describing my garden fence. I'll be posting it soon.... Here's a picture...
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