Sunday, May 15, 2016

Best Garden Gift...Ever!

Investing as much time, energy and MONEY as I do in my garden, the worst outcome would be not seeing and enjoying the fruits of my labor, right?
 And living in deer country sure makes that an ongoing challenge!

An existing 6ft. fence did nothing to deter those pesky four-legged buggers!  They instinctively knew when the daylily buds were at peak flavor.  Grrrr!!!
Then my life changed on August 14, 2014.  The day of the 8ft. deer fence installation!
The back half (of an acre) was now completely safe to plant to my heart's desire...
what a glorious feeling!
 Kudos to "The Fence Co." for a job well done!  The distance between posts are about 20ft. and there's even a 10ft. double gate to allow trucks for soil/mulch delivery.  The family room's view of the corner braces took a bit getting used to...I don't even notice it anymore!
 These mounds of goodness were delivered a week before the fence...I was too excited to wait!  My daughter and friend are smiling because it was the easiest $20/hr. job ever...and boy, did they take their time!
 Fast forward to July, 2015, and this is what the mound of soil looked like.  We still see deer in the yard, but on the OTHER side of the fence...peering in with big eyes and mouths watering..HA!

 Several more truckloads of soil have been added since this bed.  
And I have another big piece of news to share in the next post, so....
Stay tuned...
Have a great SUNday, friends!


  1. Wow, that's quite a big garden gift! I don't get too many deer around here, it's too busy of a neighborhood for them mostly. Occasionally they'll sneak in when there's snow cover and they get desperate for something to munch. But it's rare. I'm lucky!

    1. Yes, yes, you are, Robin!
      Every year I would hint about the deer fence and it finally worked..HA! :)


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