Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Doe in the Peas

This is what two rows of purple hull peas look like after one doe has spent one night in them.

Despite the fact that these are big, beautiful looking plants, we won't end up getting much off of them.  At the top of each of those stems there used to be a pea pod or a flower that was going to be a pea pod.  This is why the deer can devastate our pea patches so quickly.  They don't even touch any of the foliage, just walk on down the row taking off flowers or young peas.  We are absolutely at our wit's end in regards to how to deal with these creatures.  While there will always be a part of me that likes to look out the window and see them working their way down our treeline daily, there is another part of me that works way too hard to lose so much money to them every year.  

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