Sometimes Mom gets crazy ideas and decides to run with them.
I've been reading about worm composting bins for a while now and finally made up my mind to give it a try. We followed these directions to make our bin, and it was actually fairly simple. The conversation I had with my father-in-law was pretty funny though:
Me: "Can I borrow your drill?"
Him: pause... "You want to borrow my power drill?"
Me: "Yeah, I'm making a worm bin."
Him: another pause... "Ok..."
The girls were excited when I told them we were getting some new pets and would have to make them a home. I figured if nothing else it will be a fun school experiment. The worms are staying in our garage for now, and if they survive a few months and don't stink too much we'll bring them into the basement for the winter.
We are starting out with just a few worms from someone else's worm bin, so I can't feed them too much yet. Supposedly they multiply fairly quickly, so we'll see what happens. Right now I just give them some veggie scraps once a week and be sure their bedding is still damp.
Stay tuned for an update in a couple months! You can read more about worm bins here if you're interested.
It works for me. At least I think it does...