It has been a cold, snow-covered winter—certainly not as much snow as last year, but the cover has been consistent for more than two months. It’s good for the plants, I suppose—a bit of extra insulation and some protection from the deer is never a bad thing.
For the past several years we have had a bit of a deer problem in our front yard and garden. When we moved into our house, I knew there was the potential for deer problems, and they seem to be getting worse as time goes on.
We don’t have too may poisonous snakes here in Rapallo. I’ve been hiking around in the woods here for eight years now, and I’ve never even seen one, as hard as I might be trying.