Now that “I have worms” each weekend I have one more chore on my list of things to do. To some it may appear a “little yucky” but for me its a nice relaxing diversion and I find it fascinating to see these amazing creatures going about their business. Up until about a month ago worms were just something I spotted when digging the garden and that was about the sum total of it.
Worms have taken on a whole new meaning now that I’m raising the little critters and selling worm farms. Currently I’m selling about one farm a week however I’m confident that it will take off when more folk learn of my new venture.
The organic goodies above is fairly typical of a week’s worth of our kitchen waste. Items such as fish, meat, dairy or citrus end up either in the garden compost bin or in a deep hole in the garden.
To quicken the breaking down process for our friendly worms an old blender further reduces the scraps to an amount that fills a 2 litre ice cream container.
After removing layers of damp newspaper I find that last week’s serving, about half a container, have been consumed. There’s about 2000 tiger worms in this bin.
Yes, it’s more of the same this week. Unlike my children these little guys ain’t too fussy. Each week I rotate the feeding position.
Cover back on and bon appetite, see you same time same place next week.
Who said worm farming was hard work … my cheeky younger brother if my memory serves me correctly. What would an ex dairy farmer know about worms any how?
Please don’ forget to visit again to check out ” How I Feed My Wonderful Worms – Part 2.
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden. Robert Brault