Originally Posted by Beer can
I had a rodent girdle one of my new nova spy apple trees one winter. I tried cutting re-grafting it back to the root stock, couldn't get a good connection/attachment so close to the ground. Successfully grafted four nice branches to a yucky wild apple tree, they took. Two yrs later that winter those four branches were the only ones the deer ate...grr!
Deer...yeh, dear me!
Veg garden, Orchard...we didn't even consider having either without fencing...at least six feet high.
Not really a great set of pics but I wasn't intending on clicking the wire...
New Orchard...behind them playing dogs...see the metal extensions on the fence post...
And the perimeter fence is double wired plus snow fence (cut down on the drying winds for winter) we pounded extra tall posts and Rick drilled holes so high tensile wire run in three strands!
Veg garden...I wrongly accused Rick of slaughtering my chives with the weed eater...it was the mega numbers of deer.
Spade dug the veg plot in prep but we knew we had to fence it. Fence it or just grow to feed deer.
See the metal small pipe on the far right...drilled and high tensile wire strung on it.
Garden gate...gate on both New Orchard AND veg garden...year round. NO deer in there to browse.
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada