It has been very hot in the Ozarks. Every morning I water for an hour all my veggies and the primary flower garden by our driveway and all the farm animals. I do not care about the lawn.We have drought tolerant plants that are struggling in this dry spell. So after fighting a plague of blister beetles on my tomato plants with DE earth, cedar shavings and oil spray I took a break inside. As I look out to find a doe happily nibbling on my newly watered purple phlox. Where is my guard dog and my guard cat? Not on duty, all napping under cars and kennels. This doe ate fallen apples and peaches and sampled a bit of anything she crossed. She was spooked by the curtains and ran off into the woods.