We were recently given a high-tech solution to our critter problem in the garden, and it sure seems like it's been working so far. RJR gave us an electronic device that emits some sort of high-frequency sound wave that is supposed to drive critters insane. My old and decaying ears can't detect the noise, but the kids can hear it, and during controlled experiments with our cats, it appears that they don't like it. The machine has a motion detector that sets it off, and it has a solar panel on top to recharge the battery. For the record, I don't think the solar thing works, but we get around this by simply recharging the batteries on a regular basis.
So far, so good. It's hard to really know how well it works, but at this point, nothing has come to eat our tomatoes, and there is a groundhog family nesting right next to the garden (I kid you not). We've only been employing this thing for a couple of weeks, but I love it and want to believe it works. Isn't that enough? I'd like to get another one for our garden across the road, but maybe we should wait and see. Then again, no time like the present, right?
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Tom Banwell for the pic.