Worms eat our garbage! And look at what we get when they do.
People who garden rave about what an awesome fertilizer vermicast is. Unfortunately, this gal with the two black thumbs wouldn't know a thing about that.
We started this hobby when Arwen was in preschool because it was kind of fun watching the worms eat our food trash, and it seemed like a good household project to reduce waste. But our favorite part of the process has been and continues to be...
THE WORM BALL!
After patiently sifting through all the worm poop bit by bit, we just love when our pile is reduced to the perfect ball of worms. Of course, this time around, we ended up with more of a worm blob rather than a ball. No joke - we started with only about a golf ball sized bunch of worms, but over time, it's grown into this!
Pretty amazing, isn't it?
We've set the bin up to restart a new batch. Likely the harvested vermicast will go to our green-thumbed friends and family when it's ready.
One of these days, I'd like for us to do more with the product, but for now, we'll just keep enjoying the process.