Saturday, March 29, 2008

Oh, Deer What Can The Matter Be

Seeing as the time of year it is we have been throwing our money at the yard. We are working on our garden as well as covering up the ugly fence. At the home improvement store my sweet dear husband found a plant he could not live without. I warned him that deer love to eat this particular plant, but he could not be detoured. We forked out the $30 for a HUGE honeysuckle vine with special pink and red blooms. I will have to admit that it is a really pretty vine and so I was not that hard to convince. Well, to make a long story short we came home and immediately planted it. I did not want it to sit around and die while it awaited planting. Not 10 min. after we stuck it in the ground look who showed up. He just knew that we had put out a special treat for him to enjoy and would not leave. We tried all the tricks in the book and it just lead to him following us around the yard. He was even trying to walk up to the children. Much to their disappointment they had to watch from the windows and the safety of the house after that. My husband, in the mean time, set a bad example by frolicking in the yard with the deer. Oh, and he put a deer fence up around the vine that evening.


Tara said...

They are quite a menace. Over the many years that my grandparents lived in Colorado Springs, the deer got more and more bold. At first, they'd come close to the house but run away if they saw you. When my grandmother finally moved away, the deer were wandering openly around the yard, eating the trees without the slightest trace of fear.

Sherry said...

I hope he gets to enjoy the pink and red blooms and still keep his new pet.