IT Guy Grows Some Sweet Corn or How Do I Keep These Raccoons Out.

This is another post on a non-IT subject, although it is to a certain extent ‘technical’ (it does use electricity). As I ride the glide path to retirement, the content here may start to drift a bit from strictly IT and the reality is that I don’t really want to maintain any more blogs.

Why this subject? Well, my life journey does include a decade as a dairy farmer so growing stuff is not just a hobby. And, I find that a lot of people do not know of this technique. Lastly, if you don’t keep the raccoons at bay, you can grow sweetcorn but you will never get to eat much of it.

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This script, written by Matthew Byrd of Microsoft, was originally downloadable from TechNet via It is being published here with his permission for anyone who needs a copy of it. Note the disclaimer and add myself to it. Thank You Matthew. Nick