No, no, you didn't miss it, but I got an early present from my family who must really really really love me!!! Eliza and Dan came running up to me at the farmer's market on saturday, flushed and saying things to each other like "is it ok to tell?" "yeah, i think we've got to, do you want to?" and finally Dan said, "we think we've found your birthday present, but we want to make sure you want it..." Umm...ok! So they pulled me over to...the worm man. OH yes, there is a worm man at the Athens farmer's market. and he sells worms! and worm castings. and specialized daffodil bulbs, but we didn't much look at those, because he was also selling worm BINS, all put together, with 1,000 beautiful, wriggly, red hungry worms, just wanting to eat our garbage. ya HOOOOOOO!
(intrepid worm handlers, feeding the wormlings egg shells, coffee grounds, and onion skins.)
they are now happily living in my new favorite spot in the house, the kitchen closet (which doubles as a secret "alone" spot for both girls. i've found them in there eating popcorn, reading books to each other or just hanging out. and NOW they'll have worms to keep them company!!).We are waiting for our library to find its copy of Mary Appelhof's Worms Eat My Garbage , which promises to tell us all we ever wanted to know about worms, and more...