...isn't quite what I'd envisioned in my grandest of dreams along that line. There's no big red barn, dirt roads, rolling hills of green & gold - no horses or cows :( But - nonetheless, my new worm farm is a start! Hubby built it for me from the ground up (all 5 inches or so :) and it's soon (hopefully) to be some "rich" real-estate. I think there are a couple resident worms in there but it looks like I may hafta mail order some initial breeding stock - as I can't seem to find them for sale locally.
I already fed the "animals" a gourmet mix of banana peel, coffee grinds, veggie scraps & egg shells this morning. I gather they love rabbit poop too & we have a most reliable source for that. Meet our steady supplier, Oliver Twix:
Future plans include relocating farm raised worms, & the rich "rabbit poop soup" (compost!) they produce, to my flower & vegetable gardens. If that grosses you out - sorry - but that's what "organic" is all about. As I see it, it's one amazing way God illustrates His unique ability to turn something bad into something good - in a most remarkable way. Call me crazy - but actually, I'm serious.
I found some helpful starter tips here: Vermicomposting
- John Adams to his son -
(my note: this was one of the most memorable scenes
in the John Adams HBO miniseries :)