A lot of new things have been going on in the Mccool Household.
First off, the chickens.
We absolutely LOVE having chickens, and believe it or not, they are so easy
to take care of.
Especially when you pay your 13 year old daughter to do all the work.
We started out with four, and four just wasn't enough, so we added seven more. Thats right sixteen!
Holy cow! or chicken.
On average, we get about ten to twelve eggs a day. Cool right!?
Since having chickens wasn't enough, I thought I would add a
worm compost to the Homestead.
I have to be honest, taking care of worms is a lot harder than taking care of chickens.
The first day the worms arrived, the weather was horrible and temperatures were below
My husband and I noticed the worms wasn't moving a whole lot and
since they are called red wigglers, they didn't look red or wiggly.
I thought maybe they needed some time to get adjusted.
Long story short! They froze to death!
And let me tell you! my house STUNK!
I tried to deny the smell because I wanted the worms to live.
I had to finally give in to the smell, I had to apologize to the neighbors kid that come overs
to the house sometime about how I had worms and they died, and thats why the house stinks.
That makes me a cool mom right? The fact I like and play with worms?
Or does that make me a creepy mom...who likes and plays with worms?
What did I do?
Honey! MY WORMS ARE DEAD!!!
Like every good husband he dug in the compost dirt and got rid of all the dead worms.
A man after my own heart. I have to admit, I was a little sad every time he pulled out a
dead worm, it was like a family pet had died or something and I had to snap out of it fast!
These are worms! for crying out loud!
It's a good thing I didn't name all two thousand of them or we would of had to burry them in the
backyard and have funeral service.
I did finally pull it together, and we decided to give the chickens the dead worms.
Evidently that was my closure. I felt better knowing they were in a better place.
Uncle Jim's Worm Farm is where I ordered them from and they kindly sent a batch of fresh worms
So now all is well with the worms, they are alive and no stinky stink.
I do find myself thinking about these worms constantly and I have to admit,
I like sitting in the floor with my hubby digging in the dirt to see if they are still alive.
WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT!
I like worms!
My name is Tessa and I have worms! :)
So all in all thats whats been going on in my neck of the woods. I hope your neck of the woods is filled with just as much excitement as mine:) Talk to you soon, promise!:)