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So, this is what I love about gardening. There is never a dull moment. Just when one challenge subsides (incessant rain), another one presents itself, hence the title of this latest video, “Oh Deer!”
According to my next-door neighbor, there has never been a deer sighting in our hood (50+ years); that is until I started a vegetable garden! Why am I not surprised? But how ironic the timing and how thankful I was to have my video camera out to capture that moment. I may not have a garden by tomorrow thanks to him, but at least I have proof of the culprit, should the worst-case scenario occur.
Not to be deterred, I see that I’ve been given another opportunity to present a real-life scenario to fellow gardeners. This time it’s about how to defend your garden against deer when you only have twenty-five dollars to do it all! Personally it is a challenge I’d rather not take on right now. I’m not even sure I have enough money for mildew control, not to mention a foe of much greater consequences. And truth be told, I’ve never personally had to deal with deer before, as they’ve never ventured into my semi-urban gardens. Clearly this deer works for God and this is some movie with script writers far more divine than I. I’m sure they’re up there yucking it up to see what else they can throw at me.
I hope you enjoy this video and by now you should know to always watch it to the very end. I apologize if you find my humor in this one slightly warped. I’m having fun with this twenty-five dollar victory garden project for sure and thankful that you all have been so encouraging along the way. You’ve made it very inspiring for me to see this project through successfully. We have a long way to go but it helps to know I’ve got you guys in my corner.
In real-time, we are six days ahead of what you see in the video as I write this on June 13th. The garden is filling in nicely and so far I have no other problems to report. I’m very happy with the results and encouraged now more than ever. Thanks for joining me on this adventure and as always, you know I love to hear from you. By the way, if you love those hand-painted garden signs you see in the video as much as I do, you can order your own from Emily. Reach her on Twitter, username: "@emilyoftexas" or on her webiste here.
p.s. My expenses are holding steady for now. Here’s the summary:
Seed starting Mix: 2 bags….$7.00
Twine for bamboo………....$2.27
Two tomato plants…………$5.28