Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wiggle Delivery!





Something very special came in the mail recently.


Something I've wanted for some time.


Our order of red wigglers came in this box,
nestled in a small, dark drawstring bag.


Although I looked high and low for a local source,
there was none to be found.
These were ordered on Amazon
and arrived within a few days.
It was time to prepare their home.


The worm bin was ready to receive guests.
We showed you how we created it here.
The shredded paper was dampened with water.


A few items were added to make the worms more cozy,
including used coffee grounds and some compost.


These guys were mighty scrawny when they arrived.
The information given stated that they are without food and water for the four days it takes to ship them,
and not to worry if they look like goners.
They were fed right away (and about every 4 days since), and they have fattened right up.

In fact, this is such a great way to use up our food and paper scraps,
that the thought crossed my mind that this could become a business.
After all, I'd like to be able to offer them to nearby gardeners.

But for now, 
let them eat scraps!