Tom Robbins wrote in Another Roadside Attraction that, "Human beings were invented by water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another." This week I've been transporting tea and beer from one place to another on my condo patio.
The tea is the leachate from my vermicomposting bin. I'm diluting the run-off with water to fertilize my patio container garden. The worm bin is full of red wigglers of all sizes, having a big family hoe-down, and converting watermelon rinds into high quality compost.
The beer is stale suds left out in shallow containers. Yes. I'm a slug-hater. I wanted to peacefully coexist, but the marauding hordes of nocturnal slugs wearing their saggy pants and backward caps have devoured my dill, cilantro, rosemary and nasturtiums. I want these underage gastropods to drown in Busch way past its born-on date. Cease chewing graffiti tags into my leaves!
© 2010 Nancy L. Ruder