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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

29 March 2013

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me

If you don't have that kids' song in your head now, you're better off than I am.

So we got some new earthworms for our compost. You know what I love about earthworms? They take my discarded veggie peelings and eat them, magically making old vegetables into new dirt. It works so well I've been amazed.

Is it perfect? No. We don't buy organic produce as a general rule, since organic is still more expensive than pesticide-laden. So, my happy little earthworms are eating chemicals, and turning them into soil with pesticides in it, too. Which means that although I'm not using any fertilizers or anti-bug goop on my veggies, there's a secondhand chemistry class growing my plants. What can I do about it? Until I have the budget for organic veggies, I'm just hoping that I'm not adding too much to the superbug thing. Not to mention that's it's also going into me, again.

In the meantime, my only pets are small and wiggly and turn rubbish into dirt. On the upside, at least they don't poo on my carpet.

6 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

or cough up hairballs, scratch your furniture or chew on your shoes lol.

JEFritz said...

First you bite the heads off, then you suck the juice out, then you throw the skin away-ay.

You kind of asked for it. Anyway, good job with the composting. Very impressive :)

Laura said...

our worms all made a break for freedom- there were more under the wormery than in it!!!

Su Wilcox said...

@Delores: Yes, exactly! :)

@JE: Well, for now I need them alive, but If I need some quick protein, I know where to look.

@Laura: Oh, no! At least they didn't go too far.

Brett Minor said...

I miss doing all that stuff. I live in the city now and can't garden or compost or anything, but my kids are grateful.

Dropping by from A to Z Challenge. This is my first year participating.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Su Wilcox said...

Hi, Brett! Welcome to A to Z!