Ewwww…. worms

Yes, this is a blog entree about worms, specifically composting worms. We have adopted about 1,000 of this wiggly worms as a way to move us further into the green world of self sufficiency. How in the world, can 1000 night crawlers help in being self sufficient? Is this your next question, OK just humor me.

We have a huge catfish pond with about 200 farm raised Carolina Blue Channel catfish, we also have 11 chickens (herein after referred to as the girls), 1 guinea hen, 5 drake ducks, a blueberry orchard and veggie gardens. Are you still with me?
The worms multiply quickly which will give me free protein to feed my fish, which we raise to eat, the girls and ducks can also benefit from free protein, the worms poop fertilizer which and castings which will make my garden grow so we can get bigger more beautiful veggies. The worms also take care of my sunday papers which they eat and turn into compost. Tada, told you they were useful.
Back to the ewww part, lucky for me I have lots of little hands who love to play with the wigglers. In order to keep such pets as company, they need a home. We used this plastic storage container which we poked holes in for air, filled with damp shredded newspaper, peat moss, and a scoop full of rabbit poo (thank you generous neighbors). Our new little friends will now take care of our fruit and veggie peels, egg shells, tea bags, newspaper and shredded mail (hey I finally found a great use for all that unsolicited mail I get). This is quickly becoming a very popular way of composting no matter where you are, people even keep them under the sink in apartments.

2 Responses to Ewwww…. worms

  1. karen sue March 27, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    Where do you get your worms? I'm going back in your archive and maybe reading the whole thing!

    • farmishmomma March 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      Karen Sue, I bought my worms at a rabbitry. Most places that raise rabbits also raise composting worms. Thank you for reading thru 🙂

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