Aug 27th, 2015
We have quite a few fruit trees in our garden. One of them is an eating apple tree which last year had basket loads of small delicious apples on it. I’ve been carefully watching it over the last few days to see if the fruit was ripe.
The day before yesterday I thought it was getting close to being ready. Yesterday I went and checked it again, and there was only one solitary apple left on it. I think I know the culprit as the deer fence surrounding it had all been bent back and R and I had seen red deer in the garden several times this week.
R calls them ‘the tickbags’ and says we should start shoeing them away when we see them. I actually like them, although I am sorry to lose my apples.