Slowing Down — welcoming the worms — Working with Worms

In “Oeuvres,” Vinciane Despret asks if animals can create works of art. She proposes that thinking about animal artists and their intentions–and about distributing intentionality–makes us “hesitate and slow down.” Impatient though we are we’ve had to slow down ourselves over the last few days. On Sunday we snuggled the worms into their new home […]

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Beginner Gardener Tips: Should You Till? – The Raised Bed Farm Blog

When we bought our first house in 2000, it had a 1000 square foot area that had been gardened by the 90-year-old prior owner for 20 years.  It was a simple rectangular area, and she had planted her crops in rows, with a big Rhubarb in the corner. The soil was hard-packed clay, and while

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A Venture into Vermiculture | gillis gardens

By GILLISGARDENS When our tax return came in this last month, I looked at mrgillis and said “How about we each take a bit and invest it into something- I’d like to do meat birds.” He agreed, and we’re looking into ordering those and getting housing for them, sometime in June, after our 10(!!) year anniversary.

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Starting A Worm Farm

Welcoming some wiggly friends. Yesterday these little beauties arrived. I have inherited two wormery’s (one will be in the back garden and one on the alottment). The worms came with bedding and food and after finding some instructions on You Tube to set up my Can O Worms three tier wormery I stacked it up,

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