An army marches on its stomach. Napoleon I
True for worms, too. The traveling worm show will be marching out Wednesday, and it won't be going light.
- Large laundry basket full of sixty peanut butter, mayo, and spaghetti sauce jars.
- Turquoise ten-gallon Sterlite storage tub with air holes, drain holes, and a catch tray.
- Fifteen-gallon Rubbermaid storage tub marked, "Dave".
- Paper bag holding two "worm castle" jars filled with layered soils and including nightcrawler tunnels.
- Book bag containing Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm, Harriet Ziefert's Class Worms, and Wendy Pfeffer's Wiggling Worms at Work.
- The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss.
- Lid with air holes for #3.
- Large bucket of ninety-eight cent topsoil from Home Depot.
- Large UTZ pretzel jar full of sand.
- Large UTZ pretzel jar full of pea gravel.
- Coffee can full of Miracle Gro organic garden soil.
- Seven tie-dyed giant fabric worms. (Six adult and one hatchling)
- Photo flashcards of food to feed and not to feed worms. (No pizza)
- Bedding materials for a worm bin (egg cartons, newspapers, tp tubes, smashed eggshells, shredded classified documents).
- Tie-dye fabric strips for the craft project.
- Large parakeet food jar full of rich homemade humus.
- Bucket of scoops, spoons, and trowels.
- Plastic drop cloth.
- [Not pictured] My active vermicompost bin full of red wigglers.
- [Not pictured] Bag of organic material.
- [Not pictured] Magnifying glass.
- [Not pictured] Emergency back-up sand and gravel in the Buick trunk.
Yes, I keep asking myself, "What was I thinking!?"
© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder