Thursday, September 10, 2009

What Remains

My composter is only in its second summer. What remains of the door to get in, is this:

Made by Envirocycle Systems, it was supposed to be squirrel-proof, chew-proof etc. Last week we repaired the latch that was chewed off, pretty proud of ourselves for out-foxing the foxes. This afternoon those dastardly grey things went at it in tandem. While we chased one, another took its place and took over the chewing. So now every Tom, Dick and Harry of the animal kingdom in the neighborhood will be dining chez nous, until they run out of goodies that is. The unfortunate thing for me, other than the obvious, is that my composter is (was) a spinner and with no functional door on top, there will be no spinning it. The wretched thing cost $200 which I was happy to pay to have it be everything-proof. I'm thinking of sending a photo to the company that made it with its lofty claims, perhaps they will mail me a new trap door.

5 comments:

Beth said...

Foxes?? I'm used to raccoons hanging around but foxes?!!
I think sending a photo to that company is an excellent idea. Or you could actually mention their name on your blog. Companies check to see if they're mentioned on the Internet. I did it when I was having trouble with GM. Someone from GM left a comment and told me to get in touch. I did and got results!

Snap said...

I think you should send a picture to the company. Perhaps you have smarter four-legged critters than the company does? !!!

oreneta said...

I would send them a photo...they should send you a new door.....

beth said...

wow...determined aren't they...I didn't know foxes could be that way...

our raccoons....now they are big trouble !

and YES...contact the company !!!

sherry ♥ lee said...

Oh yes, photograph and send to the company!! I think they make these things and say "animal proof" but they forget how adaptable the animals are.

I chased two big raccoons last night away from my neighbour's food waste bin...foxes are getting into the act...and we aren't allowed to do anything about this "problem". Something's not right with this...