I have hundreds of tulips growing in my garden. Early Tuesday morning the deer decided to stop by for a snack 😖. I have been very fortunate that this hasn't happened before, but of all the tulips to sample, they chose to nibble on the Canada 150 bulbs I just planted in the Fall 😳. I absolutely love wildlife, just not in my garden! Now they are going to tell their friends, who will then tell their friends...that Marleigh has a free buffet 😏. #hungrydeer#tulips#IGrewIt#gardenmaking#countryliving#lovewhereyoulive
We woke up this morning to the sweet sound of baby elk calling to their moms. Every spring it seems a young elk or two will venture too far from their mothers and get stuck on the wrong side of the fence and not know how to get back. They run the fence line calling for their moms. Having our own private herd of elk is one of my favorite things about living where we do but it's also one of my biggest frustrations. I have a love, hate relationship with them. I love seeing them in the field grazing quietly but I hate that they are eating the grass I have saving for the cows. I love watching them meander down the road if I happen to wake in the middle of the night but I hate that we can't grow any trees out front because they destroy them and I hate that every fall they steal at least half of the apples on our trees. I love that almost every year my husband can harvest an elk and fill our freezer with yummy elk meat without having to spend weeks at elk camp but I hate that every year I worry about my garden turning into an elk food plot. Sometimes people ask me, why don't you grow this or that or move your crops here or there and often times the answer is that the elk limit me in what I can and can't do. One thing I have learned is you can either try to fight Mother Nature or you can go with it. When it comes to the elk I have learned that I am completely outnumbered and they were here first so I better learn to coexist with them. .
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I know @instagram is blossoming big time already but I couldn't resist this beautiful colour 🌸