Tonight I was going to do another tomato tasting on a God’s Love tomato. Just yesterday, there was one hanging on the vine just as red and tasty looking as you please. This morning, when I wandered out to grab that tomato *ACK!* the tomato was gone. Also lifted from my garden was half my Malabar spinach plants and half of a habanero pepper plant (I hope they are still drinking out of a creek somewhere).
I recognize this thief. She (most likely) has done this before. Damn deer.
I have decided that this fall I will be trying deer hunting. I mean this seriously. I talked it over with my husband a few months ago (my deer hatred runs deep and long) and I feel I would feel better about them eating some of my garden if I got to eat some of them. My grandfather has even offered to let me have his rifle.
And before any deer bleeding hearts go berate me for going vendetta hunting, the Ohio deer population is more than healthy. In fact, there are so many that they are putting Ohio parks and forests at risk due to the fact that there are too many and they are over grazing the understory of the forests.
Beyond that, I only want to hear protests from people who never, ever eat meat. Have you ever seen the way animals are slaughtered? Jeez, at least when your hunting the animal has a chance and had a relatively good life before that.
Nope, it won’t stop them from eating my garden, but it sure will taste good just knowing there is one less.