It is a daily ritual when I let out the chickens out, I check the garden. For days, weeks even, I would walk up to the house with a shirt full of food. That all stopped when the deer found the garden.
After topping tomatoes and eating the future flowers, they finally discovered the cucumbers.
Between the deer and the rain, this has been a tough year. With it being our first year, it makes me really think about what I need to do better next year. More flowers and plants that are a natural deterrent to pests like deer. Maybe put more gardens in upfront, since it would be closer to the house. And if all else fails, a gun and a permit.