Monday, August 30, 2004

Zippy Zip: Summer Zips Away

Wow! Time flies! Well, I didn't get a chance to put up a post before going on vacation, and then somehow another week or 2 zipped by and now I see it's been a month since my last post. Sorry Worm Readers!! Honestly, you didn't miss much. The Worms are doing great though. I seemed to have balanced the sun/shade factor, and found a nice comfortable feeding level, and haven't had any insect problems to speak of. Except for a recent moth infestion, but I don't think it's related to the worms. Why am I always dealing with some sort of creature explosion in my apartment? And is this why no one wants to hang out with me? Oh well.
I have several inches of delicious looking compost in my bin now. There are still lots of chunks of eggshells and things mixed in, but I can see now that my Wigglers have been very productive. It won't be long now before I have some nice compost in there. How exciting!!
I read a great book recently - "Cradle to Cradle" by William McDonough & Michael Braungart. It has some great theories on sustainable design and ecology. Did you know that ants have a greater biomass than humans on this planet? Yet they manage to live without polluting and destroying and even cause good for the earth by aerating and enriching soil. If we humans could find ways to live and consume and help the planet at the same time, that would be fabulous. I think it can be done.