"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."
Just a little update on the garden...and the deer. Good news, we have both. The garden will feed us (and is a test site for no-till wood chip mulch gardening) and the deer will feed us too, but we want them to get fat on other stuff.
We decided to put a temporary deer fence up to keep the neighborhood herd in check. This a "quick fix" fence. We simply put 10' lengths of 1/2" metal conduit into the ground 2' feet deep. Then we hung 7' high mesh deer fence from the conduit. Then we strung twine around the top at the 8' mark. Hung with ribbons we hope it will deter any potential ruminant rummaging.
Putting in the gate.