Still, this did not discourage us from trying the whole thing again. We recently saw a worm farming workshop at our own fabulous Children's Museum and Theater of Maine, and we just had to participate. The result? We have a healthy, happy worm farm once again (which we are keeping in the school room both for observation and convenience)!
For those who may not know, worm farms are a great way not only to dispose of unwanted kitchen scraps (the same types that I would normally give the chickens or compost), but also to generate some fabulous free fertilizer. Once every couple of months or so we will be able to take out the castings (worm poop, but kind of just dirt) and put them into our garden- a fabulous resource for plants!
|Covering air holes with drywall tape to prevent worm escape.|
|Dumping the worms into the tub (aka "the farm")|
|The Red Crawlers in their new home|
|Soaking paper shreds to keep the soil (and worms) damp, then tranferring them to our "farm"|
|Even Eleanor gets in on this action!|
|The worms and soil covered with newspaper scraps|
|Happy little worms who are making free compost for us!|