I continue to use gopher repellent in the garden and the gophers continue to eat the roots of my plants, leaving limp leaves above with nothing underneath. I've decided that, going forward, I'm going to plant everything -- big and small, groundcover and accent, plants -- in wire cages. It will be labor intensive but I don't see how I can win the battle any other way. And I do intend to win.
The garden is mine. You hear me gophers? Mine! That goes for you deer out there, too.
Yeah, deer got into the garden the other night. They stripped the leaves on my Jonagold apple tree. Fortunately, they left the leaves on the lower branches and I think the tree will be fine.
They came in over the gate. Do you see the top piece of wood above the gate? It's there to keep deer from jumping in. But, Brett can't fit his tractor into the garden unless he takes that down and we needed the tractor to bring in all the bark.
He started the project Friday and we thought leaving the top wood bar off one night would be okay. We were wrong.
Deer never used to come onto the property while Sedona was alive. She didn't like to be in the house and she was a guard dog through and through. Kersey loves being in the house with us. When she is outside, she is usually asleep on the front porch furniture. If she did see a deer, no doubt she would run up with her tail wagging and lick it's legs in welcome.
More rain today. The storm will move out tonight but we sure appreciated it while it was here.