This year, in two sessions, I've made 5 full pints and 5 half pints. I'm hoping this will last us. But while stirring the jam, I realized that I left the gate open last night. I had to dump out my compost bowl anyway, so I went out there. Everything looked in order, until I saw this....
This was the lettuce and arugula.
To the left is our delicious Rapunzel. Last night, we used these big and tasty leaves to wrap around Asian-spiced beef and veggies. It was wonderful. To the right, apparently, is a deer dance pattern.
I was experimenting with container planting for green beans, since I ran out of planting space. Now I knew that deer were particularly fond of green beans, so this doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that they stopped halfway through, and even missed the 7 inch long green bean.
Now, the good news....
All 5 first-year raspberry canes survived. And I am not too bummed about the two plants that were stripped. If they are not wasting their energy on making leaves this summer, they will use it to grow stronger roots for next year.
Not a single tomato plant was touched. This is a good thing because we have well over 100 tomatoes in four varieties on the vines. Above is a violet jasper, only a few weeks from picking.
Sweet peas are still mostly there....we are actually sick of peas. In fact, when I see deer in the yard, I actually pick some peas and toss them to the deer.
You're a lousy watchdog. But I love you anyway.