I Turned 30 and I Have Worms!
Got your attention! Ha, the two things are not related other than karma conspired to make the worms come to town as a birthday gift! I FINALLY got my worms! It has been a struggle, I guess it is off season or something. So here is my vermicomposting beginnings.
The backstory, I was contacted by Mollie, a gal with my favorite City’s Environmental Division about doing a little vermicomposting case study. I jumped at the opportunity of course, it lines up very well with my interests and is one more thing to experiment with that will help my garden! You can read a little bit more about it HERE if you wanted, basically the City of Meridian set me up with a worm bin and some coconut pith to get started. I had to go order some worms from a local store and get some mulch to mix in. I went straight away to order the worms, gave them my number and didn’t hear anything for a couple weeks so I called… they were trying to track some down. Generally they get them fairly locally but I guess they were having a heck of a time finding some. A few weeks later again they tracked some down but the shipping rates were as much as the worms so they banned together with a couple stores and finally ordered some. They came from California and I guess the company lost their address so they were shipped and then returned… booo. They called and had them re-shipped and I finally got them! I was hoping to get some toward the end of July and mid September they showed up! I am just hoping it’s not the same poor worms that had to make the trek back and forth! I guess I will know if they all die unexpectedly, I think there were a few that arrived deceased but that may be normal, I’m not sure. Anyway, they came and I got my composter going! Here are some pictures of it getting set up:
Also real quick, I turned 30. 30 was the end of a lot of goals I set for myself. There is one big one I did not achieve but I have tricked myself into thinking I just have to get that one done BEFORE I’m done being 30, so I have another year or so to get all my architectural exams done to be officially licensed (time got away from me with this house build). There are quite a few bucket list items I have actually found I am ahead of schedule on though. I certainly didn’t expect to have designed and built my own house by 30. I’d say I am pretty happy with my place in life right now… My birthday even marks the end of my first trimester and I think I am even starting to feel more human for moments at a time! Happy to be able to say that! I have a tiny house update coming soon, James and I got a few things done this weekend! Until then, here is something! 🙂