Cow Manure

Three miles from my house, there is a field full of cows. The field is five feet deep in cow manure. Technically that’s not true. It does not qualify as manure until it is used to fertilise land. So, when I arrived at the cow field, what I was really looking at was a huge…

Scally-Worms Move to Luxury 5* Accommodation

5* Accommodation Belle and I were given a luxury worm hotel for our wedding. It’s an awesome feet of DIY. The structure is made from plastic fencing off-cuts. The base of the drawers are wire-screen, so the worms can travel from one level to the next. Being top feeders this means once one drawer is…

Worm Farm Mark II [aka Getting it Right]

My worms speak to me with a thousand little voices. As does Google. The big difference is my worms are synchronised and harmonious, whereas Google is a clashing cacophony of cross-information. I built Worm Farm Mark I based on some internet information that turned out to be wrong. I knew it was wrong when all…

Rotating Compost Bin

Belle said I can’t keep buying bags of compost. So I asked the worms, ‘What’s up with the compost production?’ Worms said, in a thousand tiny but synchronised voices, ‘Who the hell do you think we are? Some hybrid monster sandworms from Arrakis?’ ‘Jeez,’ I said. ‘Just asking.’ ‘Well,’ they said. ‘You need to lower…

Escapee Worms

Buying compost is expensive – especially if you buy the organic stuff for your vegetables. Also I don’t trust the little green buckets that you fill with food scraps and leave out for the bin man. Where do they go? Is there a giant council run compost heap somewhere who supplies the gardening centres with…