Yes, I said it. “Hens & Chicks get along fine with Deer. ” I said. “They co-exists.” I said. Well that was a cocky thing to say. I’m sorry. I spoke too soon.
CF called me up this evening to invite me to see her flock after today’s visit from a deer…. Doesn’t that just make you FLINCH ?
As it turns out, when the Roosters fully develop they flower on top. Who knew? Those on our mountain never seem to get that far.
It’s nice to see a few blooms left on CF’s plants. Isn’t it amazing how carefully the deer can select a bloom, but leave the adjacent buds for another day? How do they do that?
It’s a good thing that hens & chicks can propagate (via off-sets) without the roosters going to seed. Even so, these poor roosters… isn’t it a kick in the balls?
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