Watermelons, Bowling and Worms

Play Outdoors is a cute kids store in Bend! They were having an outdoor party for kids a few weeks ago. Carlos saw an ad in our local paper and suggested I collect their damaged watermelons after “Watermelon Bowling”! After calling the store and getting the O.K. to pick up the watermelons, I thought…”Cool! My Red Wigglers are gonna be sooo stoked! They love watermelons!

Ana is ready to strike!
Gavin and Max are cheering her on!

Gavin, my nephew, is visiting over the summer. He could NOT wait to get his hands on a watermelon.

I love his expression!

This is actually Gavin’s carnage! He asked if there were any rules and got the response he wanted!

“No Rules!!!! Except to have FUN!!!!

He was the first kid to smash a watermelon!

Gavin set the stage for complete wreckage!

After a week of feasting, all of these are gone!!!!!

Way, way cool! Yo! (just got back from NYC)

Day 7: Is This Appealing to YOU?

What an unusual day! Bend got about 4 inches of snow! I did not want to disturb the Red Wigglers but had a bunch of kitchen waste that needed to go some where! Usually if we have a lot of snow, I don’t bother the worms and leave the snow on top of the bins for natural insulation. I felt comfortable about going in the bins because this weeks forecast will be in the mid 60s.

The worm bin bedding is at 50 degrees. It has dropped 12 degrees. When the bedding is at 40 degrees, I will insulate the bin with hay.

I didn’t think the worms would be this active. I pulled away the watermelon which was very, very mushy and saw this!! The worms were underneath feasting on the watermelon. Not much has changed with the other food waste.

I look forward to seeing the change when the temperature rises this week.

Happy Wormin