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When did you start composting with worms?
October 1, 2010
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
I bought a little over a lb. of worms off of Craigslist.
What do your worms like to eat?
Anything that doesn't eat them first (I feed them mostly kitchen scraps and a bit of horse manure)
What kinds of worms do you have?
Red Wigglers
What worm bins do you use?
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
I only add about 2 lbs. a week currently (they are in a fairly cold area right now)
About Me:
Small hobby farmer. I used to be an avid composter but got away from it for awhile. Now I'm planning to use Red Wigglers to help reduce my horse 'castings'. Just discovered BSFL and am very intrigued! Hoping to give them a try this summer.

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Free horse manure to anyone in my area that wants it . . .

If anyone in my area (Swartz Creek/Flint MI) would like any horse manure (I have various stages - fresh to nearly finished) I am happy to share. I have lots, lol. Just bring buckets, bins, truck, etc. You will probably get quite a few LR's and cocoons with it, too.

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 11:41am — 6 Comments

Would anyone trade for . . .

I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to swap worms for food grade diatomaceous earth? I have several (25+) lbs. of it left and it's great either as a dietary supplement or for getting rid of pesky ants, fleas, earwigs, flies, beetles, and other hard-shelled pests. I've used it in my worm bin, in my horse feed (for grain beetles), as a dietary supplement for the chickens and horses (it seems to help reduce the flies around the barn), around the pantry (again for flour/grain beetles), and…


Posted on April 8, 2011 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

My castings dried out . . .

My question is this . . . Could I add fresh castings to the dried out castings to 'reinoculate' the dried out castings with beneficial microorganisms? And make sure I keep it damp enough this next time around . . . . The stuff that dried out is like cement!!

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 11:47am — 4 Comments

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At 9:34am on January 14, 2011, Sandersons said…
Thanks Leigh. We're in Lima, OH. I'm a little worried about ordering online during winter months. I imagine them freezing in transit. Is this a problem?
At 1:01pm on March 11, 2011, Tony said…
Thank You
At 4:22pm on March 15, 2011, Kimmy Compost said…
Thank you Leigh! I will look an see whats up there. Thank you for your guidance
At 1:01pm on June 25, 2012, Rachel Ann said…
Do you sell chicks for laying? How many do you need to get eggs? 3? Do know about chicken tractors?
At 1:03pm on June 25, 2012, Rachel Ann said…
I have a Siamese kitten that needs to be an outside friend...maybe a barn cat. Very affectionate & calm, about 5 months old.
At 10:01pm on June 28, 2012, Rachel Ann said…
The cat was a friends that we were trying to help out. She took her back in. Thanks for the insight though. How old do the chickens gave to be before they start laying?
At 10:04pm on June 28, 2012, Rachel Ann said…
Can you post some pictures of your "arks"?
At 8:48am on July 2, 2012, Leigh said…

If it doesn't work out with your friend's cat, let me know. I don't like the barn cat life for any cat but I did talk to the woman that heads up the rescue I foster for and she says she can find a home for him. Why does he need to be an outdoor cat? Is he spraying?

At 12:06pm on July 2, 2012, Rachel Ann said…
Did you private message me your address already or did I just miss it? Definitely be by this week. What time of the day are you usually always home?

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