I Love Nature -- Really I do!
One of the things I love about where we live is nature. We have deer wandering through our yard all the time, great views and amazing neighbors. You think I like it here, huh? This morning we had a whole herd in our backyard, munching on the grass. I'm feeling generous...Last year it was the willow tree. I don't mind as long as they stay away from my tulips...
Every year they seem to be attracted to my tulips. However, I do remember last year they left them alone. I don't know if they got everyone else's and were too full by the time they got to ours or not -- I didn't care, i just enjoyed them.
My sister, on the other hand, lives in a little more sheltered area and they love her garden. She says she can't keep any tomatoes or melons, because they come through and eat them. They like her roses, if I remember right, as well. sigh. I guess I'm glad I don't live there... Although last year they did come through and step on and eat a few melons. Dang deer... grin. You can't shoot them and you can't shoo them away.
One year my hubby made a scarecrow type thing to scare them away. It was actually a type of windchime made from pop cans. It worked pretty good -- but after a couple of years it fell apart and we don't have it. I'm going to have to encourage him to make another one this year -- I really like melons!