It has rained on all my days off for weeks.I am behind on all my outdoor tasks, but today I went out to feed worms. I added my scraps (run through the blender) on top of the richest black soil then put a layer of dry grass and added a layer of damp soil, then dampened it.
More dry grass on top to keep the soil moist and dark. The soil is increasing.
Their population can double every sixty days. I thought I started with 50, so now may have 100. Who can count worms, anyway?
Anything that doubles its population every 60 days must be at the base of a lot of food chains. Birds love worms. Fish, bear, badgers do too. Some people want you to eat worms and others feed worms to their chickens then eat chicken eggs.
Worms are pretty amazing. I no longer resent their care in captivity.