Rainbow Ridge {Wormery}

Thank you all for the fabulous, loving comments regarding our pregnancy! It was so encouraging to read your loving and kind words. I’m nearly halfway through the second trimester now and feeling the baby move, which is so wonderful! We are choosing midwives yet again (they have been amazing to me! I need to write a post about midwife care because I am firm believer in them!) and, Lord willing, another home {water} birth. It would be our fourth home birth. I have learned so much with each pregnancy but … I will share this in another post. I just wanted to say thank you and Abby & I appreciate your support!

On another *totally un-related* note …


Our 9 year old daughter is our in-house bug girl. She loves bugs and carries around a little bug book to identify any creepy crawling insect or bug she may find. And so when I heard about starting a worm farm to do vermicomposting, I thought she would be the girl for the job. Last week, we packed up and headed to a local worm breeder (yes, there is such a thing) and bought 1 lb of red wigglers for Lucia’s worm farm.


What is vermicomposting? It is when these lovely little worms {not your regular earthworms} take all your garbage – or most of it – things like shredded paper, paper coffee cups, coffee filters, tea bags, banana peels, apple cores, etc. – sift through it over time and produce the most lovely, dark, nutritious soil for your garden and plants. Here is a website dedicated all to worm-farming and where we purchased our red wigglers.


For those of you who do not care for squiggly worms … sorry about this post. But God made them for a reason and they are quite amazing!

Not a pretty picture but here is the inside of the farm. Over time, those fruit scraps will be transformed into lovely soil instead. Just so you know, there should be no odor from this process so it is able to be done inside (for those with a smaller living space) without trouble. They can go outside during the warmer seasons of the year.

Lucia was pretty thrilled to set it up – and she feeds her worms as often as needed and is taking great care of them. Since her daddy runs a funeral home, they have a LOT of coffee and tea bags left over and lots of shredded paper – so that helped set up the little farm. He brings home a bag of the used tea bags, coffee grains, and filters every week or so.

So, yes, we now have a worm farm … actually, it is called Lucia’s Rainbow Ridge Wormery (as Rainbow Ridge is the name of our little homestead/wanna-be-farm operation).

Welcome to the family, little red wigglers.
We hope you make lots of lovely soil for our gardens.













May 3, 2017 - 6:37 pm

Gigi Okay, I’ll see what I can do over the next few days. Congratulations on your baby that is due soon! How wonderfully exciting! Don’t be nervous. 🙂

May 3, 2017 - 5:08 pm

Ashley I would love to see a post about midwife care and home delivery. I have 5 children and our 6th is due in about 4 weeks. This is our first home birth and I’m starting to get a bit nervous. I’ve had two deliveries with a midwife but in a hospital so this is all new to us. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences.

May 3, 2017 - 9:47 am

Brenda (Gigi’s Mom) So cute!!! Love it … you go, Lucia!!