deers and rabbits
I'm in Kerhonkson very close to Olive, near the top of the Rte. 3/2 loop. I haven't seen much evidence of deer in my yard, which is on a flat piece carved out of a steep hemlock/pine/mountain laurel etc. slope, or in the very sunny, flat, gravelled former driveway between the back of my house and an almost-vertical rocky slope with raspberry bushes at the bottom. (There are definitely rabbits, however, and we've found quite a few holes in the side yard.) I'm building a raised bed for veggies that's about 20" tall and am considering some kind of critter protection but I don't want to go overboard with an 8 foot fence for a lousy 12' x 4' bed. Then again, I don't want to lose my long-anticipated first crop! Any suggestions?