Nice deer! where did you get it? I lived in Lakeside for several years and really miss that country. But went to visit my sister at Foys Lk several years ago and its really changed. Took her up to Pole Bridge and couldn't believe how it changed. They don't sell rat cheese up there anymore! That's un-American!
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.