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Lisa, it has taken me this long to find the title of a book I found most helpful - Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden by Rhonda Massingham Hart. She explains their preferences and habits and I found it helpful in waging the battles. I did not know about roses being such a treat so I'm glad I have not invested in them!
Liquid Fence is my best defensive against their voracious appetites.
Mama has twins and has been very good at teaching her babies that days of rain restore the scent of veggies and then showing them how to reach beyond the barriers and pick every tomato and pepper and then have the plants for salad!

Master Gardener Jerry Baker in his book on Garden Tonics has recipe for "Hot Bite Brew" to discourage deer. ingredients: 3 Tablespoons cayenne pepper; 1 Tablespoon hot sauce; 1 Tablespoon of ammonia; 1 Tablespoon baby shampoo, 2 cups hot water. Instructions: mix cayenne pepper with hot water in bottle and shake well. Let mixture stand overnight, then pour off liquid without disturbing the sediment. Mix liquid with the remaining ingredients in a hand-held sprayer. Spritz the critter-susceptible plants as often as you can to keep 'em hot, hot, hot! It is strong medicine so make sure you WEAR RUBBER GLOVES while you are handling this brew. Good luck. Nana Banana

Good story; where is the mother? These little ones do jump over fences, as well as adults, but they can also end up having to climb the rest of they way if they cannot quite make it over the top, with permanent fences six feet high; at least it happens, I am told, i.e., that these babies can find purchase to climb up; maybe your temporary fence does not support their climbing up?

Great story and all good luck in the future!

I think the fence was about the only thing you could do at that point! The deer are gorgeous though! I am glad your roses are beginning to bloom!

I think the fence was a great idea. A humane way to keep them away. Sadly, I don't have any other deer advice. But your flowers are lovely!

AWWWWW, but they're SOOOOO CUUUUTTTEEEEE!!!! LOL! I think your fence idea is genius. We have deer problems too, although I almost never see them. They ate several holly bushes we had until they killed them. And the chipmunks! Yikes! They do a lot of damage to our evergreen roots. We try to live trap them, but can't get ahead of their reproductive abilities LOL. I LOVE your cute little fawn pictures!

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