Thursday, November 3, 2011

The unexpected benefit of not cleaning up the garden



23 comments:

  1. This is just wonderful! Your very own deer-vacuum.

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  2. You made me smile, Jill. The deer is saying, 'I like lettuce.' :<)

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  3. How nice to have such an unexpected visitor! I hope your guest was well pleased with the meal on offer :-)

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  4. There were two 'Bambis' earlier in the morning, Les!

    Librarian, it was such a treat for the deer and for me! She seemed particularly fond of the lettuce. :<)

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  5. That's great! I know some people think they are just a big nuisance, but I still think deer are a little bit of wilderness magic.

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  6. Never, ever a nuisance here, Susan. And they are magical to me, too.

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  7. What lovely images! I love deer. I also love your header pic - all those books and the patchwork at the window.

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  8. Oh, Deer! (dear)
    You know someone had to say this... it might as well be me!

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  9. Still magical to me, too, Nan.

    It's hunting season here, though, so a plump girl like this would be a prime target.

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  10. She will probably leave a little fertilizer behind for you in thanks.

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  11. Ohhhh so very sweet. I just love deer. Nan, I love your gorgeous bookshelves wall on your header...jealous.

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  12. It was nice of the deer to clean up the gardens for you; however, I hope they don't return in the Spring to clean up the new shoots! Their cuteness and your appreciation factor will go down a few notches if that happens.

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  13. Meat and two veg ???

    just kidding :0)
    like the woodpile btw

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  14. What a delight. Our urban deer are a little more visible this year because of the drought, but they are a little skittish, and not nearly so willing to hang out and browse the buffet!

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  15. What a great gardener you have. Everyone should hire one just like it.

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  16. Thanks, Cait. Not a window, the quilt is hanging on the wall.

    Kay, :<)

    Debbie, it's bear season here. Deer season begins in a month or so. Our land is all posted but we still don't go out into the woods during that time, and are happy to welcome any and all animals here.

    Yes, Staci!

    Lisa, benefit after benefit!

    Thanks, Diane! I do love those shelves.

    Webster, we've never had trouble with any animals in the veg. garden. We're in the middle of 200 acres of woods so they have plenty to eat there in the summer without coming near the yard.

    Val, :<)

    Shoreacres, the deer here are pretty bold. I've written about them in the winter watching and waiting for Tom to put down some grain for them.

    Alex, :<)

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  17. We don't have as many deer around here as we used to and I miss them. One evening I felt something staring at me and a deer was about a foot from the bay window. :) My only complaint was when I had to take down the bird feeder because they emptied it every night.

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  18. Barbara, some people around here who like to feed birds even in the summer, will bring their feeders in at night so the bears won't get the food.
    The feed stores sell a deer feed for the winter if you want to attract them. I wrote a bit about this:

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/01/todays-picturesdining-for-deer.html

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  19. Wow! I'm lucky if I get a stray cat in my garden.

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  20. I like your celebration of nature in these pictures as well as the new header picture. Beautiful.

    Thanks for your recommndations to me on my plan to visit Europe. I ordered the Evelyn Birkby book and already have it. I also discovered she's written cookbooks. Thanks again.

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  21. Nicola, a stray cat is what I'd NOT want in my garden. :<) The deer is most welcome!

    Margot, that's great! I wrote about her on the blog, if you are interested. One of my personal heroines.

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/04/mamies-sour-cream-cake.html

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