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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I figure it was raccoons, got into my corn patch, bent the stalks over and ate the ears. Some of the ears were opened right there at the bottom of the stalk and ate. I was trying to save that corn as I wanted to save the seeds and used the dried corn to feed my chickens. Next year I am...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Last spring we planted a dwarf peach tree, we weren't expecting any peaches the first year, so we were surprised when it had about 5 racquet ball sized peaches. We let them start to get ripe, and before we picked them they suddenly disappeared one night. We also had a volunteer peach tree on the...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What do you use to lock your chicken coop doors? Raccoons can unlock simple latches, so I thought about using a carabiner on door. But can a raccoon figure a carabiner out? I would rather not have to put a padlock on the latches.
  4. Urban Survival
    How do you get rid of raccoons? We live in the city limits, but our back yard is all woods. They come down out of the woods to eat out of the dumpsters. We would love to be able to sit out at night but the raccoons are fearless and approach us. Since we live in the city limits traps and guns...