Monday, 31 May 2010

Meet the New Residents on the Farm

Willy, Billy, Tommy, Freddie, Buster and all their friends have finally taken up residence on the farm. Just a joke....this is one set of animals that will not be named.
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We spent this morning moving our 50,ooo worms into their new worm bed. It's been filled with a layer of wonderfully rotted (and ripe) manure from last years many poo picks ups. They have travelled all the way from Holland packed in compost, bags and baskets to live with us, so only the best is good enough for them.
Lovely Hubby built the worm bed sections last weekend and put them together and erected it in it's current position yesterday. It is lined with plastic and membrane to stop the lovely little wrigglers from vacating their new home, and will be topped with another sheet of wood to keep out predators. It's surprising how much of our wildlife likes eating worms!!
Truly a Bloggers Hubby, he photographed it every step of the way!
Lovely yummy well rotted manure!
Cosy enough to live in - if you're a worm!
100 kilos of worms
Opening all the bags.
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And the first bag full goes in.
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A writhing mass of life.
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Soon we're on a roll, and there are thousands of worms taking up residence.
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Before you can blink, they have vanished beneath the surface!
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Literally five minutes later and the only worm left to be seen is a dead one.
Not bad, one casualty out of 50,000!
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All tucked up, snug as a bug in a rug.

A brilliant start to Lovely Hubby's vermiculure business, a day he has long been looking forward to, after doing the initial research eight years ago. This time next year we will have worms for sale!!

Well done my darling, my soon to be Worm Millionaire!!

Sue xx

6 comments:

  1. Very impressive!

    Wasn't there a horrific smell? I don't notice any wincing on Lovely Hubby's face!

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  2. I'm totally impressed with the whole procedure.....good luck to your 'Lovely Hubby'. Great pics too!

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  3. Sue this is fantastic !
    ... so how do you tame an old ( I'm sure he's not old ) sea dog ? Mine does a bit then disappears to his boat ! Mind you - I went for a looksee yesterday - lay down & nodded off !

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  4. Most people would be worried if their spouse knocked up a large coffin-shaped box..!

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  5. Haha....Max, I would have been worried if it had been smaller, at 4.5 mtrs x 2.5 mtrs I knew it would involve too much digging of a hole to be able to bury me in it!!

    And Penny, I tamed my old sea dog by taking away his submarine!! He was a submariner, he gets terribly sea sick on boats!!

    Sue xx

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  6. Oooh, I shall be watching this story with interest, I always fancied becoming a worm farmer!

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