Friday, March 7, 2014

Deer damage

The deer have finally found us.  We didn't have any deer damage last winter, but this year is a whole other story.  We heard the deer hanging out on the hill to the north of our property, then we saw prints and a little damage to my apple trees. Then the herd moved in.

Every night at least nine deer come to nibble their way around our yard.
So far they have eaten all of the fruiting branches they could reach on the apple trees.
They have also decimated the yew bush next to the outhouse; which I thought was poisonous, but apparently not to deer.
They have nibbled the tips off this azalea.
But seem to, so far, be leaving alone my blueberries and raspberries. They are loving the arborvitae and cedar trees as well.  Must be a rough winter for them.


  1. I haven't inspected yet, but I do know the deer bedded down in my garden and behind the wood pile this year. They don't tend to do much damage since they are fat and happy with the grain and feed farm next door.

  2. So glad to hear your deer are fed somewhere else. Our deer have been happily munching away every night. Hopefully, when we get the fencing up, they will be elsewhere.