You’re back, SuperKasey! Your strawberries look great. I’ve heard you can make tea out of them. And also ice cream. Delicious.
I have some scary news, SuperKasey. They’ve come. The Deer. Cue horror music.
Do you know what deer are? Deer are what happened when a rat and a pigeon cross-bred. They are just big vermin that eat everything in sight. Oh, sure, they are cute to look at, with their big eyes and bushy tails and running from forest fires, but then they come out of the woods and get all territorial and try to trample people and eat every bushy green thing or colorful flower they can find. They also eat bark and trash and cigarette butts.
Like I said: vermin.
So I finally took a stroll down the hill to my blackberry and blueberry bushes, and sure enough, they have struck the blackberry bushes.
They hit the blackberry bushes with what looks like malicious intent, but these guys are hardy and will bounce back fine, I think. I wish now that I would have bought bushes with thorns. It might not have done much, but it may have repelled some of them. Maybe?
We’ve tried a natural deer repellent (some mixture of natural ingredients like urine and who knows what other things), and it seemed to work until now.
So, I’ve draped all these bushes in what is humorously called “wildlife netting” (left), as if it us used to catch the animals. There were funny illustrations on the packaging showing a bird colliding with the netting with explosive anger. Some kind of rodent looked shocked as it gnawed on the netting. A deer turned and ran in fear in another illustration. That’s good, right?
Luckily, in reality, the deer skipped the more delicate blueberry bushes, which are now bearing little fruit.
Still, I covered the blueberries bushes in the netting, too.
Deer are the main reason I support hunting, SuperKasey. People can go shoot all the deer they want. Fine by me.
Until next time: stay green, and may your garden be free of giant, dumb vermin.