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I know very well that this isn't a new idea, but it wasn't until we saw our friend's set up about five years ago that *I* became aware of it. Then, just last week, we watched a movie (or is it a documentary?) about a couple in New York City who decided that for a year they would have no impact on the environment. Think on that for a second.
(elevator music playing quietly)
In the movie/documentary they obtained worms and started their own worm-powered method of composting. It's really fascinating. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this article on what a wormery is and how it works. The process is referred to as vermicomposting. And, if you're interested in that movie/documentary, it's called No Impact Man and Netflix carries it.
Do any of you use worms in this way? Do you wish you would or could? The family in No Impact Man lived in a teeny-tiny city apartment, so there goes that excuse. If for some unforeseen reason we lose all our chickens, I'm calling in the worms for sure (after I bawl my eyes out, of course).
In other news, more vegetables have made their way out of doors to harden off (read the last installment of Vegetable Gardening 101 for more information). We have had to cover plants a couple times because of threat or actual frost, but so far everything is fairing just fine.
There are seeds nestled in the sunflower plot and germinating! My brother is planting them in intervals of two weeks. By the time his 5th planting is in, the first planting should be ready for cutting and selling. Here are a few photos of the planting and the bed's current state. Oh, how I love to mow around this bed. I'm totally serious. I LOVE it. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, read here.
The lovely seeds.
My sister in law using an old wheel hoe that was my grandfather's to prepare the soil (They did use a gas-powered tiller to do the brunt of the work).
Phase one complete (view from our front porch). Grow babies, grow!Pin It
I"m just waiting for someone to drive off the road as they stare at our lawn (or lack there of). I hope they don't, but it may just be inevitable.