Friday, May 23, 2008

OK, I Give Up!!

I really, really, really, really, really wanted a vegetable garden this year. But I have to just give up, we have so many deer in our backyard! I just don't see my hubby, as nice and sweet as he is, putting up a 8 ft fence with a gate, just so I can garden. This would cost probably $300 to do anyway. SO, I am kind of sad. It's hard to explain. My friend said, "just go to a farmers market to get your veggies." It's not the same as growing it yourself. I love to weed and grow things. I love to watch them grow and become something beautiful! I love to share my veggies with the neighbors. It's so fun for the kids to see and help with. I had such big plans too, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, pumpkins, tomatoes and beautiful flowers all around too! I am sad, sad, sad. It's kind of a yearning to want to garden, hard to explain into words. It actually kind of hurts to not be able to do it! Maybe I will find a 7 or 8 ft fence at a garage sale, who knows, maybe next year it will work out....maybe I will have to invest in a bebe gun? Just kidding, I don't want any animal rights people after me.


  1. Yes, look at garage sales. I got our fence FREE. Also, some vegies can go in containers and sit right by your sliding glass doors! OR, I have enough land - you can have a garden here!

  2. Or....I really could see Jamie with a BB gun! Get those deer.

    We have something eating all my bird seed.

    Brian is going to set traps tonight.

    Ya-never know what blessings might come your way. Keep praying for a fence...I think that might be your only solution.

    Someone out there might have some extra! If you do give it to Jamie!

  3. Paula, thanks for the offer, but if I gardened at your place, I'd HAVE to get a BB gun just to TRY to scare off the bears!!

  4. Another place to look for fencing is at auctions. I want some maintenence free fencing for a windblock in my windtunnel of a back yard, and you are right - fencing is expensive!!!

    Another solution is to get those metal post stakes and some wire fencing that is kid safe but deer proof. (something you'd get at Fleet Farm.) It's cheaper than a wood fence.

    I'll keep an eye out for some for you!

  5. A few pots of tomatoes up by the house might keep you happy. Tomatoes are one of the few vegetables that taste completely different from your garden. I can sympathize -- the bunnies eat everything except tomatoes in my garden.


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