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Look away now if you’re squeamish about worms….oops, too late!

worms at home in a wormery

Today we took delivery of a new batch of worms for our wormery. The last inhabitants drowned (please don’t report us to the RSPCA) because the rain cover blew off the wormery and hasn’t been seen since.

The worms arrived through the post in a plastic pot which rather alarmingly had “microwaveable” written on the lid. The picture above shows them just after they were introduced to their new home; for the avoidance of doubt, no microwaving was involved. Two minutes later they had burrowed into the bedding of moist compost and shredded paper.

Only two things left on the “to do” list now:

1. Sort out new rain cover (rain forecast tomorrow so no hanging around with this one)

2. Name them all (making good progress so far; William, Walter, Wayne, Wendy, Whitney, Winifred, Winston, Woody, Warren…. only 291 more to go.)

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