The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog

Innovations:

Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments



Blog Archive

User Pages

Login

About Us

Submission guidelines

Store


Critter-proofing the compost bin (again)

Compost bin

I really think that my most recent incarnation of the compost bin would have kept out critters if our dog and the local tree rats hadn't teamed up on me.  Lucy rolled the rock off the bottom of the chicken wire and pushed the mesh up out of the way, then a squirrel jumped in through the medium-sized holes left behind and shoveled food down to where Lucy could stick her nose in and lick it up.

Version 3.0 is reinforced with some heavy-duty plastic gutter guard, wired in place on both the top and bottom.  As long as the desparate duo don't enlist a bear, I'm hopeful that our compost will stay in the bin.  Maybe.

Our chicken waterer never spills or fills with poop.


Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.


One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime