|Hoop nets - trampled and torn & eaten mums|
|Savaged pines & crabapple|
The government obviously prefers wild, uncontrolled deer vs property values.
The veg fences and a lot of the poles have been trampled down.
The trees are shredded and broken.
Mums right on the deck are eaten bare (though totally soaked with hot pepper spray).
I'm one older person with limited means and resources.
The idea of a sanctuary had always been a dream and I've worked hard on it for almost 6 years.
Now, with an increasing, uncontrolled deer population, it's become a nightmare.
This is the last time I'm walking the beds this season.
I'll mow the lawns, mulch the leaves and try not to see the increasing carnage.
My heart is broken and, probably, at this moment, won't even try to continue with plantings. Why? I'm angry. I'm old. I'm tired. And I can't afford to. That's why.