We woke up early Saturday morning. We had the car half packed to go camping and wanted to get an early start. I wanted to be at the campground by 10am so we could join our friends that had gone up earlier in the week. I wanted to make sure I was there early enough to not miss the hike that they were going on that day. So I was up about 5:30. I went out to the garden to pick the corn to bring. As I walked out the door I immediately saw two raccoons. One was on the neighbor's stoop eating his garbage. The other was in my garden. My thoughts went straight to my sweet corn. Another neighbor said they quit growing corn because the raccoons always ate everything. I told them I'd had no trouble yet. So I checked my corn. None had been stolen. I know that one of the benefits of growing corn and squash together is that raccoons don't like the prickly squash plants. Since I've been in this house I've always grown a two sisters bed. I plant the squash at the ends of the beds (4'x16' beds) and the 10' in the middle of the bed is planted in corn. I train the squash to grow under the corn. So far not one of ears of corn has been stolen.