The neighborhood deer discovered our North Forty where we have high bush blueberries, rabbit eye blueberries, two different varieties of persimmon trees, and peach trees. The tender leaves on our newest peach trees are evidently their very favorite because they have been ignoring the blueberries and other fruit trees completely. The smallest peach tree was almost completely stripped of leaves. I do enjoy my evening cup of peach tea, and I did just can 15 pints of peach jam, so I guess I can’t really blame the deer for having a preference for peaches.
If you look behind the deer, you will see our new Peach Tree Corrals. Each tree has its own personal corral. It appears our doe is headed towards the yummy invasive tangle-foot vine that is also a deer delicacy. Good girl!