Well, it looks like the raccoons have finally discovered that our trash can is no longer secured against their prowess. Sad news for us, especially now that it’s 2 weeks between trash pick-ups. Last year we switched over to a new trash can provided by the city with the compostable upgrade to the garbage service. At that time we lashed down the top of the giant compostable food bin, but the new trash can (now with wheels!) did not have any easy way to lash the top down. We have made it unscathed for most of a year, until the ‘coons came last night for a tasty, successful and messy snack. I have since added a brick to the top of the can lid, but I’ll be surprised if that is enough to dissuade them. Here’s to hoping, though.