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Do it yourself worm bin construction note

diy bin fix idea for warped plywood worm bin lidThe worm bin has been having a problem with unwanted visitors.

My solution for today was to add a 2x4 and some pieces of appearance board to the frame and part of the lid.

I'll know by next week if it's working, or if I need to take the worm bin armour level up a notch.

If we build another one I think we'll design the lid to have a slope and maybe attach some shower board to the plywood surface.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Curious. What visitors?
Comment by Errol Fri Apr 8 20:25:37 2011
Sigh. The problem animal who Lucy helped break into the compost bin found a gap under the lid (when it warped in the rain) and tunneled into the worm bin. I found his scats, and am afraid it's actually a rat, not a squirrel. Grrr! I hope Mark's fix does better than mine did.
Comment by anna Sat Apr 9 07:52:26 2011

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