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Brrrr.   Time for us to think about protecting the baby trees from the deer again.  And a dozen other things need doing before the snow flies.  The rhythm of the seasons is comforting, and each year I get better at "hibernation"!!

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Day 312: Preparing for Winter

Deer fence protects young fruit trees from browse

The fruit trees we put in are not yet tough enough to withstand a major gnawing from a small group of white tailed deer that frequent our yard.  We need to protect them, and maybe keep the protection up longer than last year. The newly emergent leaves turned into a snack in the late spring, we had another year of minimal growth due to deer nibbles.  Hard for baby trees to grow up big and strong with just a few leaves left.

We do other things too, build the mulch pile with autumn leaves, rearrange the garage to hold the row boat and the car, and check to see if there is an adequate supply of furnace filters on hand for the season.

What do you do to prepare for the cold dark months ahead?

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