I don't know how many of you garden, but I suspect it's a majority. And if you're like me, you hate the local deer population, aka, "long-eared locusts." While a big fence is the only sure-fire way to keep out the pestilence, I've taken to hanging items of wood-cutting clothing on my fence as well. Deer really don't like the smell of humans, and there's nothing funkier than one of my t-shirts after a few hours spent cutting or splitting wood. Plus, hanging them out on the fence airs them out a bit before they go into the washer. Keeps the neighbors at bay, too. My wife is not crazy about old workshirts adorning our yard, but I told her, "it's either this or we don't eat." No, actually, I just figured out a way to hang the shirts out of sight (but not out of deer-sniffing distance). I only have two observations about deer: 1.) They have no sense of human decency; 2.) If they perceive that you value something, they will destroy it.