2006.06.05

Last summer I wanted to start a worm farm, thinking it would be a fun project for the kids, and a way to have worms available for fishing, but we never actually got around to building the farm. Well this year, we have…

We are now worm farmers.

I had a few pages I bookmarked on how to build a worm farm, though most of them focused on the composting/recycling aspect rather than “worms for fishing” which is the kind my Dad and I built when I was a kid. Anyway, I sort of did things my own way, based on what I read, and the farm is now operational.

I took my old van box, cut it into two pieces that were stackable, drilled holes, added a screen, wet newspaper, egg shells, asparagus, dirt, and worms… and it’s now in the basement. We added about two dozen redworms and probably 20 to 30 “regular” worms from the garden out back. As this is our first attempt, it’s pretty experimental, so all we can do is hope for the best. Expect an update soon…

2 Responses to “We are Worm Farmers”

  1. I just wanted to chime in to say that this disturbs me to no end. Then again I have a well-documented fear of animals with no legs.

  2. Among us worm farmers some of us find it fascinating, and some of us find it weird, and some of us find it fascinating and weird all at the same time…

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