My son came home from a birthday party with a little green mesh bag of candy. What was I going to do with this mesh bag? It is too tiny to hold much and anything that is tiny would slip right out the holes. However, as of late, I have been trying to think of ways to reuse items that ordinarily I would throw in the trash. In the meantime, it sat in my office staring at me with those lime green eyes saying “what about me?”
The other day to get away from those green lime eyes (well, not really, but it makes the story better),
I was in my garden and noticed that all my lilac were nipped. The tops looked like carrots that you just bit into. Ragged and uneven. Who would do this? Let me guess, the deer. I have so much clover in my lawn for them, that I guess they were tired of it and figured the lilacs looked appealing. Who wants to eat peanut butter and jelly all day when you can have ice cream?
Just to give you an idea of the amount of deer that I have, If I made them pay rent, then I would be a millionaire by now.
So, how am I going to stop them from eating my lilacs? I read somewhere that if you hung human hair around the plant, they will leave it alone. Another person told me that if you use Irish Spring soap slivers in a bag, the deer won’t go near the plant. So, do you guess where this story is going right now?
So yesterday I had a “ah” moment during my haircut. I thought, ” I will put my old hair in the bag to deter the deer.” I am not sure how effective this is or the length of the time it will last. The deer are so used to humans that they might laugh at me behind my back think human are just too silly for words. Who knows? Has anyone tried this?
So, pictured above is my green little mesh bag with my hair in it. I guess it will be good chuckle for the deer or at least a conversational piece for them to discuss over lunch. Yeah, on my plants.
So, how do you effectively (and environmentally) deter deer? Or do you have an idea how to reuse this little green mess bag?