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Oh, deer me

October 30, 2010
Marcy O’Brien

Five years ago I planted two fire bushes in the back yard with hopes of having some hot color in my October garden. For the past four years the deer ate them for brunch, lunch and late night snacks. After the second year of leafless, stubby bushes I took out a contract on those elegant does and their spindly-legged offspring. I bought chemical deer repellent and even hung bags of human hair. Nothing worked. The gluttonous grazers returned and I had to concede that I flunked backyard warfare . . . again.



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