Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Why I Can’t Garden On This Property
These two adult deer and the fawn were in my yard the other day. I ran to get the camera to take a photo to illustrate why I can’t garden here. They ran to my neighbor’s yard. So here they are in my neighbor’s yard. It was dusk and overcast, and it had recently rained, so the photo is a bit dark.
Last night I was driving on the road that leads to my street. There in a field were these same two adult deer and the fawn. In the past I would have oooh’ed and aaah’ed at the beauty of nature. However to be very honest with five cases of Lyme Disease between the four members in my family here and with one other tick-borne illness, I no longer love the deer. To be blunt, I am also really missing gardening and just would love to get back to organic flower and vegetable gardening. However these creatures ruin it for us. They eat the plants and they carry diseased ticks. Sorry to say I hate deer now.
(I know right now one of my friends who is reading this is cringing at my negativity. Sorry. But I know you have your lovely flowers and heirloom homegrown tomatoes and I don’t have that same opportunity, so please try to feel some pity for me.)