A worm farmer that is.
A few weeks ago Gorgeous Man and I bought a worm farm. I love it! I’ve been wanting a worm farm for a number of years and we were thrilled to find a guy that makes them locally.
Essentially it is three tubs on top of each other with a tap in the bottom one to let out the worm juice.
There is something immensely satisfying about taking all of the raw food scraps (except onions and meat) and chopping them up into little pieces (this makes them rot faster and so is easier for the worms to eat). We have a bucket with a lid in the kitchen and the food scraps go into that and then once a week we take it out and feed the worms. Gorgeous Girl loves to drag the bucket across the floor to the workbench whenever she sees us preparing food.
One benefit (aside from all the super fertilizer and natural pesticide that I’m going to harvest) is that we are sending less waste to land fill. I’m waiting for it to warm up a little so that we can get the spring garden planted and then hopefully we will have lots of wonderful vegetables.
Recycling is very much in it’s infancy here. We recycle all of our paper and glass – unlike Australia which has curb-side recycling pick up, we have to take all of our glass and paper to the designated drop off points. (I should note that there is curb-side pickup in some areas, just not ours). I still haven’t found a place to take plastic and tin though.
One thing we have found recently, which we are really enjoying is a service which delivers a box of farm fresh organic veggies each week (similar to the CSA schemes in the USA). We go and pick up each Thursday from a local health food store. We have tried some new to us vegetables like kale and kolrabi. It’s also gotten us out of the rut of cooking the same things over and over. If you are in SA and would like the link, please let me know, they operate in all major towns sourcing local food, and they will even deliever to your door for an extra R45.
We are on the cusp of the wildflower season here, so on Sunday we took a leisurely drive out to see the flowers. We were a bit early for the big displays, but Gorgeous Girl had a great time looking at the flowers, and I got to knit on my sock on the way. Pictures once they are downloaded from the camera and uploaded to Flickr.