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Vermiculture Diaries: Day 7–And the Winner Is…

One week ago I started using my new Worm Factory 360 from Nature’s Footprint. Every week I will be checking in with progress updates, photos, and videos about the experience.

To kick it all off we started with the announcement of a huge giveaway. You had a whole week to enter and now the winner has been selected.  Is it you? You’ll have to wait just a little longer to find out.

Throughout the week I have peeked into the tray to check on my worms and they’ve been doing what worms do. Eating and hiding. They’re good at both. In this photo we see one of the corners where I placed a handful of carrot shavings last week. There were almost no traces of carrot there at all in either corner where I’d placed them. I added the shredded paper two days ago when I noticed that their food supply was getting a little low.

In addition, I’ve sprayed the top layer of newspaper with a mister as needed to keep things slightly damp, like a wrung out sponge.

Worm Factory 360 1

Out of curiosity I lifted the tray to check things out underneath. That’s where I found this little guy. Even though he was at the top of the worm ladder (that’s the name of that black insert), I went ahead and gave him a quick ride back home. He didn’t say thanks, but whatever. I think he’s sick of carrots.

Worm Factory 360 2

At the end of the first week my worms get an A+. They cleaned their plate and even though I’m pretty sure they stayed up late, they never made a sound. That’s got to count for something.

And now the time has come. The big reveal. Who has won the biggest prize package ever in MEG history?

Congratulations, Stacy! You are now the proud owner of a Worm Factory 360 in your choice of Terra Cotta Red, Black, or Green and a copy of Amy Stewart’s fantastic book The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms.

Thanks to everyone who entered, I’ve really enjoyed the comments. A huge thanks goes out to the folks at Nature’s Footprint, Amy Stewart and Algonquin Books for their part in making this happen.

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