It was all too apparent last week that Mega Bambi and his mates were taking full advantage of Cafe de Cliffe: a new cunning plan was desperately needed. I stretched fleece across pathways and from overhanging trees in areas that I know they wander, hoping they would be spooked by the flapping sheets. I also resprayed all and sundry with Grazers. Today I tentatively checked for the first time since last Friday and all seemed well, no obvious fresh damage. I am reluctant to say this is a permanent solution, probably just respite for a few days, but my spirits rose all the same. Of course it does make wheelbarrowing even more tricky than before, but we were getting rather good at extreme manoeuvres and needed a new challenge. That’s what I tell Hero anyway.