A while ago I suggested to my wife that I'd like to get some worms to collect worm castings for the pumpkin patch. Worm casting are rich in microbial activity and put fertilizers and minerals into a form that plants can readily absorb. I have to admit there wasn't full disclosure before our marriage about things like compost, worm castings and pumpkins. I didn't start to grow pumpkins until a few years after our marriage. The conversations didn't go well in regards to the worms needless to say. If you ever read Amber's blog you would know. There were some concerns, however unfounded. Things like smells and worms running around the house at the top of her list.
Not to challenge the marriage, but as a little experiment I got the worms. Will, a grower in Colorado Springs, was kind enough to give me a few of his 1.5 million composting worms. They are now sitting in a garage tote bin with a lid on it. We will now find out how often Amber either reads my blog (I don't blame her for not reading it often because if you don't grow pumpkins it has to be really boring), can "smell" the worms or stumbles upon the bin. Details to come.