There was much excitement today as we were about to head out to bring Ava to church school. Our much anticipated worms arrived!
|Checking out the package that was just delivered in the mail!|
|Ava in her glory! A bag of 500 worms and she didn't even have to spend hours digging in the dirt to get them! ( I think she likes digging in the dirt too!)|
|Now that our worms had arrived we had no choice but to get our worm composting bin ready to go. After all, our new worms needed to eat! First step was to collect some dry leaves and a few cups of soil.|
|Shredding paper for the bedding kept Ava and Dominic busy during that hard to fill hour before dinner! I had them use scissors so they could get some cutting practice in at the same time!|
|Everybody joined in when it was time to assemble the bin. First we had to put the shredded paper.|
|Next we had to add the leaves and dirt.|
|The final step before adding the worms was to spray the bedding to make it moist.|
|The kids were most excited about getting their hands on the worms. They were quite lively things despite there long journey to get to us!|
|While we observed the worms, we looked for the worms' saddle (or ring as we call it) and tried to find the head and tail.|
|Into the bin go our 500 worms.|
|It was fun to watch them in their new home. Their first meal was a banana peel and orange peel the kids made sure to save from their lunches. |
Now that our worms are here, we are ready for our W is for worm week! Next week I will be taking a break from blogging, but will be back after Easter with our W is for worm activities. Wishing everyone a very happy Easter!