Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Worms Crawl In...The Worms Crawl Out...


I have spent the last week doing a lot of pesky little items to get things ready so we can hit the ground running when the weather finally breaks. I did some baking which added to the eggshell stash. I started herb seeds on Saturday and shared my trip to the Habitat For Humanity Re-Store with everyone a few days ago.

I also picked up the necessary items to create a worm composter. So... yesterday was the day to put that project together. I had planned to wait until we were a little closer to Spring, but I have an issue with the amount of food that we waste in our house. No matter how hard we try, we still have some food trash each week. We don't have a dog,a cat, or a chicken to eat the scraps, so they go into the trash. I am really hoping that the worms don't smell atrocious in the house as they do their work. (Otherwise, I'll have a lot of explainin' to do to The MartianMan until they can go outside!) I will also have to place an order for the worms. Hopefully, I will receive them by next week. I found the directions for building the composter here:

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ag/compost/Easywormbin.htm

4 comments:

Peggy said...

can't wait to see how the worms work out as I would like to try that too

ChristyACB said...

I, too, am very much looking forward to hearing details of your worm experiment. I mean real details! It is something I'd like to branch into but really do need to see someone else do it first.

TheMartianChick said...

I just fixed the link to the instructions for making the worm bin. We will definitely give updates as to how this works out. I wish that I already knew someone who has a bin, just so I could learn about the potential pitfalls. I figure that in the worst case scenario, I will be able to turn the worms loose in an outdoor composter if they smell bad!

Linda said...

Very nice and I hope you share lots of pictures of the whole process!