At quarter to five this morn DH took the gun and headed for the garden to try to catch those maurauding deer in the act. When the young dog saw him head toward the garden, he ran ahead, through the gate,which DH had left open last night hoping the dogs would keep the deer out. Dh never made it to the garden. Before he got there he heard a commotion of corn stalks breaking, tomato cage breaking free and saw a flash clear the 4 ft tall fence. He shot into the air to further scare them, but they were gone, dog on their heels. When it got light enough to see he found a CRW tomato cage with a Cherokee Purple plant still inside it a 100 ft outside the garden at the edge of the woods. A deer had taken that cage over the fence bending the top wire as he went. They had eaten a half dozen ears of corn or more before they left. That's in addition to the half dozen or more yesterday. I hope that scare was enough to keep them out for the rest of the summer. It's not so dry here that they NEED to eat out of our garden. They just can't resist that corn--and daylily buds.