Yesterday we installed an electric deer fence to protect the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. The fence is on a timer and will be turned on from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
If you come to the gardens and see the fence cording is still up across the front walkway, enter through the alley between the Gardener’s Shed and Bill’s Barn.
If the timer is off, you can lift the handle and disconnect the cord from the barn and walk through.
If you are in the gardens in the evening, and the last to leave, please re-hook the cord handle to the barn.
If we work together, we should be able to thwart the threat of deer entering our gardens.
So you know, deer hoof prints were seen in the parking lot and deer have been in other parts of the farm – sweet potatoes and the event garden. We took this action to protect the community gardeners from loss. Please help us to keep the fence up and running.
And thank you to the team who helped us to install the fence: Nora, Jim, Gus, Andy, Mark, Bill, Ken and yours truly.