April 16th, 2009

When Deer Attack

A deer (and possibly some of his cohorts) made an early morning raid on my garden this morning. Luckily, they ate very little before they moved on.

Deer footprint in corn stalks

The tell tale footprint and the missing top to the corn.

Total damage included four stalks of corn and three sunflowers. A few other sunflowers have leaves missing, but I don’t think it will set them back too badly.


I’ve heard that dogs can be good at keeping deer out of the yard. Our dog, unfortunately, doesn’t consider deer in his yard problematic enough to interrupt his sleep.

Deer netting over sunflowers

At least for now, I’ve draped deer netting over the corn and sunflowers to protect them.