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Old 09-07-2003, 03:56 PM
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I'm in the city limits but the city limits include lots of undeveloped

open
space with lots of wild life. Being only 1/4 mile from hills loaded with

wild
oak trees etc, we get everything from deer to possum to skunk to racoon.

What
was left of my roses got hammered again last night and so did my

neighbors.

elfa


Hi elfa,

We too have deer and because of my distraction
with other things we were paid a very unwelcome
visit by them about three weeks ago that decimated
an extraordinary show in all of the beds outside.
My fault for not spraying but I was working on
something else and everything was so luscious
and beautiful that deer was the last thing from my mind.

Here is what has worked for us. It is similar to a brand
named DeerOff and it works. At least it has worked when
we sprayed it ;)

3 eggs left outside at least for a couple of days in the sun
2 heads of garlic (not two cloves, two whole heads)
1 small bottle of Tabasco

Put the eggs in a blender with the garlic and the Tabasco
and add about 1 and 1/2 cups of water and blend at
high speed to make a liquid formula of it. Strain carefully
(it stinks but it works and that is what counts) into your
sprayer and add enough water to the sprayer to make
one gallon of liquid. ( You can make it weaker than this
by adding another half a gallon of water and still will
work, but I like to keep them way away from the whole
garden so we use it concentrated to a gallon ) -

It will stay on the roses even after rain, and the noxious
odor will disappear to a human nose in a couple of hours
but the deer will still smell it for at least 4 weeks. At least
here. We spray ours in the evening to avoid any kind of
disagreeable smells to us, and since the deer visit at night
they learn that the place is covered with something they
don't like and stay away.

Good luck and I hope it works for you as well as it has
for us when we remember to spray it ;)

Allegra


I've got the eggs outside...aging. About the garlic. I'm lousy at recipes! Do
I use the cloves from the 2 heads or actually the 2 heads themselves? I just
toss in the 2 heads (with cloves and skin still attached) into the blender?

thanks

elfa


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I've got the eggs outside...aging. About the garlic. I'm lousy at

recipes! Do
I use the cloves from the 2 heads or actually the 2 heads themselves? I

just
toss in the 2 heads (with cloves and skin still attached) into the

blender?

thanks

elfa


Exactly. We just peel the outer skin of the entire head
and take the center core that is often too stringy for
the blender to handle well - you know what looks like
corrugated paper at the center of the head and normally
has some strings at the base (the roots of the head) - but
throw the two heads of garlic into the blender skin and all.
When you strain the mixture the egg shells ( we don't
crack the eggs inside the house, trust me on this one
we just put them into the blender shell and all) are nothing
but sand and the garlic skin is like a sheet of gelatine
on the strainer.

We have been buying the big jars of peeled garlic
at Costco and keeping them in our second refrigerator
in the garage just for this. It is always handy and it can
be used any time.

Allegra




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