Tonight Lisa looks outside about 9 PM and notices a cute little deer baby out on the lawn. As I walk over to look I see another one – both very young, and “oh so cute” with their spots.About a week ago I’d seen a single Bambi and Mum out in the wildflower “prairie” we have planted over the septic hill but it wasn’t the same as these ones which are even smaller.
But then we have to temper the warm fuzzy feelings and remember that these little “darlings” will grow up to become the monsters that ravage the gardens on our property – even those right up by the house.This picture above and the next one are just a small part of the row of carnage that we found on return from our trip out East. The deer had been along the gardens around the house and nipped of hundreds of buds on a variety of the plants growing there. Grrrrrrrr!!!!!! Experience of course has taught us that for things we really want to keep we need to protect them – from both the deer and the rabbits – and in the shot of the two Bambis on the right side is a Japanese Maple tree growing (started from a seedling from another tree) inside a wire cage to keep it alive as we try to get it established.
And just a few days ago “someone” ate the growing tips out of 4 or 5 of my tomato plants 🙁