Here in the country it's always been "us vs. them" ... by that I mean the VERMIN that disguise themselves as cute little Bambi's. Our trees, our flowers, our garden -- all victims. They even drink from the bird bath, for Pete's sake!
Here's the latest ... A few years ago I brought back some prickly pear cactus lobes from Arizona. I used some rooting hormone and successfully potted them. (You who know us know that it's been about 5 years since we've been there.) Believe it or not, those cactus have remained alive but were "just there" -- not growing any. Well, this spring I told Wendell, I'm putting them out in the ground and they either make it or not here in Indiana. So I did.
Well, I was elated that two of the three plants have developed new lobes, almost immediately! Yeah! Right? Wrong! Here is what I saw two days ago:
|See the lovely new growth on my cactus? See the BIG BITES taken from them!!!! I know you're saying, "but how do you know that deer did that?" See below ...|
|This is a close-up of a deer track right in front of these cactus ... I rest my case.|
What can I say. It's my life (in Indiana).
P.S. I'll tell you about our washing machine disaster later ... sigh ...