Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We have worms...

A few weeks ago we ordered "The Worm Factory" (sounds very official, doesn't it?) from Gardens alive. The bin actually arrived last week, but the worms didn't get here until today. I had received the e-mail about the worms being shipped this morning so thankfully I had everything ready for them. Didn't really expect them until tomorrow or so...
Here's how they arrived in the mail.... I tried to take pictures while we took them out, but they were all blurry. 500 worms in a wad of brown peat moss - not much to see...
Vor ein paar Wochen haben wir eine "Wurmfarm" bestellt. Ist eine Art Compostsystem, nur mit Wuermern. Die Kiste kam schon letzte Woche, nur die Wuermer liessen auf sich warten. Heute frueh bekam ich dann eine e-mail, dass die Wuermer unterwegs sind. Hatte eigentlich erst morgen oder uebermorgen mit ihnen gerechnet, war also richtig froh, dass ich heute frueh ihre Unterkunft hergerichtet hatte. Hatte ein paar Bilder gemacht als wir sie aus der Packung nahmen, waren aber verschwommen. 500 Wuermer in brauner Erde - nicht viel zu sehen.
Here's the bin set up in the laundry room. We don't really have a sheltered area outside, so in the house it is. It's not supposed to smell if it's done right. Guess we'll find out about that...
Hier ist nun die Wurmfarm im Waschraum/Speis. Man soll sie nur raus tun, wenn sie vor Sonne und Kaelte geschuetzt ist. So ein Plaetzchen haben wir leider nicht, deshalb sind sie im Haus. Wenn man alles richtig macht, soll es auch ueberhaupt nicht riechen. Werden wir wohl herausfinden...

4 comments:

  1. anke i am so excited you are posting about this. i have been interested in worm farming for awhile so i will avidly follow your posts on how it works, any smells, etc. i would like to have a way to compost in the house, especially since our winters are severe. was it expensive? don't mean to pry, just curious! hugs to you and yours:)

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  2. Leslie, the wom bin was 99.95 and the worms were 39.95 for 500 of them. There was a 25.-$ coupon on the gardens alive caltalog that I used. I have read articles about vermicomposting in bathtubs, rubbermaid containers, etc., but this seemed a very easy to take care of setup. We shall see... My girls were excited about the worms. One of Nadia's favorite books is "Diary of a worm"...

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  3. I have done this is the past for homeschool, but it has been years. We didn't have nearly as nice of a set up...let us know how it goes I'm interested in starting it up again! Kim

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  4. very nice anke! i will be looking forward to seeing how you like it! thanks for sharing:)

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