Friday, 27 May 2022

Photo boomed Dogs took precedence over six hours work result

OOOORRR they are cute

Funny thing happened today. It was one of those days where determined as you are something is going to be twigged just for you.  Does not matter how these moments turn around your day experience has told that you just accept them and smile as they happen.

Whether inconvenient, embarrassing or the moment was meant so you could learn  things from those moments they happen.

Was impressed with self

  • Firstly walked out side to check o0n the porch handrail.  
    • One coat and there was a golden 'dapperly' effect.  Cool look.
    • Two coats and the golden bronze solid effect was a wow.
As the photos from different angels were taken the green plastic paint on the wooden side ways slates drew attention.

That's It
Mind made up there is another job to do once the front doorway has been completed. Especially standing there at home looking at a few of these photos.
  • took photos of the veranda side railing.  All facets of the side railing. Left/ right.  Facing the wall. Facing the drive way. 
Shhhsh, quiet! Dog talking
According to the two dogs in the house it was now time to be included in these photos shoots. All the really good ones.

Finally walked into town to the shop the paint was brought from.  Neither the lady in charge of the area, or I, are camera adapt.

Staff Member sort for assistance
A man my age approached and he said yip you front gallery in settings.  

What? I was looking for the simple word : Photo's.

Now the three of us were looking at the photos.  The dogs, bless them, got more attention than the six hours of painting dedication it took yesterday to just do this far.

What else could you say!
That's it the dogs have been laughed at.  Me : well I smiled as these two twenty year old dogs stole the show!  Hence the title :Photo boomed Dogs took precedence over six hours work result.

Thursday, 26 May 2022

One Job Time Frame

 When tackling a new job that has a new set of skills how to estimate the time it will take you tends to include other things.

As a young parent

 I'd leave things like painting now to the people who know how to do it.

Looking after others in the family

 As a person looking after older members of your family.  Be the older children, relatives or close family.

Working, or studying, away from home 

Same as above

Working at all from home...

Here you have a little more time freedom possibly.  The painting of the front door, plus the porch rail took nearly four weeks.  

That four weeks does not count the paint stripping and sanding or the doors, door frame  and the small, but tricky confined and hard to get at area between the meter box and the ninety degree side facing wall! 

Forgot something 

What it did take is an extra few days to get from the nearly painting of the rust remover on the metal to today's effort actually repainting  nearly all the porch rails vertical. I missed a hard to get at part of one. 

Panic not. Now a tomorrows job after another paint brush is purchased.

What is interesting

 There is a relaxed atmosphere. Okay so a piece was missing the full treatment.  The day has simply run out to complete the job fully.

What is important to me is when the weather is fairer to the paint drying the thirty minutes split between two areas of pain about one and a half meters in total will not take long.  The biggest factor, besides a new paint brush is the initial coat of whites drying time.

One adventure has many aspects

On that point within this adventure anyone may smile at.

Meanwhile there is also the garden to tend to for the next week or so.

Catch up soon when you are back here. 



Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Well that Painting was cool

 Once there was a song completion where the young competitor quietly freaked out. The main judge walked over offering a drink from the container he was using.  One sip later the contestant stood in the middle of the stage and stated "Well that was cool!"

That saying so applies here

That is how I felt after the first coat of pain was applied to the front porch rail of number 14!

So far the splotches are 

  • all over  old dulled down bright pink jumper that was part of the "Mr Pinks Popcorn". 
  • the white is all over the paint brush held hands. Yes both of the hands. 
  • plus in the hair. It's complementary to the gray hair I suppose.
  • on the black and white dog [ Boof] has a white splotched ear.
  • there are a few specks on the foot path and porch. Ho-hum, the plastic paint splatter catcher moved exposing the concrete under it.
Decision - use less 

But after nearly three and a half hours of painting the base coat of the front door and the porch raining the realisation is that this painting stuff is like a child growing up before your eyes.

With only a little paint on brush, add a greater focus on where the bristles were going, the actual paint applied was a lot more care.  Result looked for - less everywhere was to apply.

Time consumes your concentration

It's now 2:42 pm and other than the fact it's getting really cold out there there is a temptation to go and add the bronze gloss.

Smile cause that temptation just won the day. You will be reading this for tomorrows post.

Happily it's time out finding adventure in paint.

Tomorrows post  you'll find out how far everything got to before the rains come again

Cheers for now,



Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Sugar Soap Clean Up Done

 Phase One of the sugar soap clean up has been completed

At least for the front door and veranda area.

The quandary so far is the two colours of the veranda rail.  Some black, some white sections. Solution is to paint these with the top coat of outside white paint.  Let this dry . Solves the further rust challenge once that little bit of rust has been worked on with the sander. [ brought a few weeks ago.]

That is when it was realised the whole rust protection along with the Sugar Soap wash two would need to be redone.

But to continue from before that nasty realisation ...

Meanwhile while wiping down the upper sections above the actual front door rough bits were found.  They will need sanding and then another wash down

The answer to this was to simply wash everything down with the sugar soap anyway. 

When that area is dry the review of all this all once dry will be done simply through running fingers over the non door areas.

Which area to paint first was next

Acknowledge that the

  • front door does need to be painted before the real onset of winter hits.
  • screen doors will stay wetter for longer just because of how the screen is created... water has something to hang around on. 
    • The actual screen is easier to paint with spray cans as the paint gets through easier than a brush. But the door and the metal will be painted with a white gloss by a thin sized brush. 
    • The number fourteen calligraphies in bronze on the door.
    • Woops that's a thought. 
      • A white screen.  
      • White calligraphed fourteen
      • While the actual screen frame is Glass Bronze.
  • the metal frame work on the front porch needs to be just one colour. Just for the satisfaction of knowing it's one colour underneath.
There in lies the solution
Make the choice then action it.

Right now the metal and the door has dried. Thus the white gloss paint is about to be shaken and stirred. The porch is about to be covered with the blue tarp in the bath. 
The tape applied to the bricks just in case of spare paint hitting the brickwork.

It's just been realised the choice was already made yesterday morning.

The painting clothes are on me already.  It's time to get a move on while the weather is terrific drying weather.  Still and warm.

Cheerers for now


Monday, 23 May 2022

To Buy One Little Paint Brush


Today is the day that was set aside to buy one little paint brush.

Over the last few days the front doors veranda has started to continue the fix up maintenance.

Yesterday the only thing that was completed was one coat of rust remover.

Other peoples ideas

Now being told that liquid rust remover was not something to be used ...etc... a few weeks have gone by. The thing was the liquid paint stripper had already been purchased.  Was quietly sitting in the bathtub with the rest of the painting stuff for the door way.

To have spent thirty dollars on a small bottle of rust remover was a great feeling.  Then to be told it was a waste was a horrible feeling.

Well it was a fine winters day yesterday. 

Today was another beautiful one. It was yesterday as the eye caught the square bottle that sat on the bath tubs edge the thought popped into the head. 

That is "Why was the input of someone else who was not there at the time the contents and use of the rust remover bottle was explained" taking precedence over what needed to be done.

Guidance by other members of the fraternity

Actually "what would my younger sister do" was the next question that came before anything else! 

 As a young teenager in the 70's I'd seen my mum paint the toilet psychedelic colours in wavy lines as a quiet protest to something my father had done.

Mums van was next. Sanded back. Rust removed. Hand painted. And furbished. Then away she went on search for something that took years to find.

Adventure comes through many things in life.  

Adventure is what you make of your surroundings. How you treat people, and how they in turn consider you. Or maybe just the smile that that today was on your face.

Right at that moment female logic hit the forefront of the "you've already spent this money.. now use the product to find out for yourself!"  Experiment. 

However well intended it's only advice not orders

So the lid came off not only that bottle, but the roof of someone else's 'confining restrictions. 

Paint brush and product in hand there was something missing. With an old shop vegetable plastic tray later the holder for the rust remover was created. 

Add a pair of eye protection glasses over the reading glasses. Looked funny in the mirror. Did the job.

The internet is a wonderful instructional guide.

Everything to be painted was cloth dried. 

I mean everything that was intended to be painted was wiped down. The excuse that more was done was because there was to much paint stripper left in the little  container. 

No way was that going back into the original container.

The dogs sat inside the door patiently waiting.

 At one stage I'm sure they were wearing glasses!  Just my imagination there.  This time they stayed well away from the activity. Suppose being twenty-one human years these dogs may have found out a little about 'stay away from Susan when she has a paintbrush!'

Rust Remover checks 

In the afternoon when about to go out the rails were checked. Then with the magnifying glass in hand what was seen were like little pock marks where the rust had been. This stuff works. And there was the grin.

Well it works on the areas that you put it on. Today two things were achieved. The second coat all over went on If it was metal that got a coat of paint stripper. If done yesterday ... well there was again extra paint stripper so the paint brush just kept moving back and forth, up and down. This time there was nothing metal missed. Painted, rusted or just needing a coat to use the rest of the paint stripper the job to that point was now completed.

What's next? 

Tomorrow that area will be coated in protective plastic coating. Newspaper or something to catch the flicks and the drips.

The new paint brush  shall be used with enthusiasm. Up, down, under, across. each and every corner and join.  The colour is a light bronze.

Just a thought: 

Some of the veranda railings are currently black while others are white. Maybe a test run first is in order.

On that note these last few days it was prudent to buy one little paint brush. That too was part of the house maintenance adventure.


Cheers for now



Sunday, 22 May 2022

Decision Time For Front Entrance Colour Scheme

 Now is the time to choose the new look

When all is said and done there comes an actual decision time for the number 14 house colour scheme.

Currently number 14 's colour scheme involves a yucky coloured plastic external paint of olive green. The ex owner of this house was the Department of Human services where you had a practical choice. What was most abundant at the time.

Well the plastic coated olive green was slapped on quickly and proficiently.

Just one thing years later the revealing bubbles came up. The paint had been slapped over the original dark brown - no sugar soap wash given.

Use of Sugar Soap is a given

The sugar soap for some reason binds the new layers to the old.  For the last fifteen years it had been noticeable the 'paint' bubbles were gradually popping. A clear sign to painters that they would have have to strip the paints many layers down to nothing. Or use a sander if the paint was not this plastic stuff.

So now that most of the area has been stripped own, sanded and sugar soaped washed what were the choices?

Answer: A Gloss Bronze!

Turns out the Metalsheild paint purchased a few months ago is a hammered finish for metal protection will cover the outside of the screen door. Already primed with a metal protectant. And most importantly the code number 32GD1269 < just in case the one litre tin runs out and a four litre one replaces it!

But hay, the thing is another decision was made. To use the white primer coat to cover the black and also the initial coat of white on an extension of the handrail.

Once that is dry cover again these metal areas with the gloss bronze paint.

Rather than all out bust your guts methods used for removing the blackberry and vines painting is a whole different aspect of a home.

Learn the skills as you go

Basically one day a week roughly gets allocated to actual house maintaince.  Be it shopping for the tools or the actual oh heck it's time to continue this exercise.

Mostly things purchased for one thing may be utilized for another. Which is the beauty of self purchasing, keeping the tins, just in case their is a need for the code number to be there for the next tins colour

Enjoy the adventure of where your choice takes you

This has all come into being since it was an actual decision time for the front entrance colour scheme to be made 

Friday, 13 May 2022

walking in the mist

Today is the weekend.  Yes to that.

Woke up and on went the washing and out to the line... there is mist all around.

By noon there little bits f rain falling were just that little bit more. By one o'clock there is a stready-pitter-patter of light raindrops on the roof.

Needless to say the washing is still on the clothes line. Just wet enough to now stay there.

Well the run around from plant to plant occurred. These are now deseeded. The worms have them and the vegetable scraps from the preperation of chicken soup done early this morning. The fridge is now bare of many of the older vegetables. Actually the older vegetables became re-hydradeted after being chopped up and tossed in the base as chicken soup mixture. 

These small jobs completed  in between solving a mistary kept the morning hours occupied.

It worked.  After a few hours the accountant is now chasing facts through site that the normal person has  no access to the information.

In the mean time the office here has a picnic table propping up  about ten inches of receipts. Some of these have already gone through the accountant. They have a "filed" note on the top.

Now the adventure with the book work begins again as everything gets reviewed. Then filed away for ever and ever.

Looking forward to this part   It's like walking in the mist.  At times there are clear skies.  and sometimes even a few rain drops... At times its called crying with relief.

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Store It In The Glass Jars

A few months ago large, medium and small jars - with lids - were sort out every two weeks. The reason is there is a room in the house that has shelves, desks and a table that has chairs.  Plus a really large home deep freeze.

Bar the jars, these all came from the place at number 19, around the corner.

The connecting 'L' shaped bench's originally came from a youth meeting time that closed down over ten years ago.

The table and chairs were found around the corner and brought home.

The shelves arrived here when shifting from the old lounge room, a bedroom and the back shed.  Where everything else happened to be squished in there.

Food  was stored in all sorts of places. The laundry, hall cupboards, on shelves and even the back veranda.

Then the shift to no 14 happened.

At number 14 there are three rooms. Two single ones and a double room. But there was a definite "NO' to myself having that particular room in the house. Nor was there any interest in sleeping in the house at all. 

Challenge was ... what to do with the food in boxes and cartons.  

After a few months the basic things for a store room where in that main room.  Commonly called a shambles.

Shelves are still needed

But now those shelves are needed for a difference reason.  The garden has produced vegetables and herbs. 

So far there are

  • Tomatoes in oil.
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Pumpkins and marrows 

Also thee has been products from the closest Indian produce shop. The only thing has been the coincidence of mice outside that have the desire to come inside.

So what do you do when there are pests around who have tried to eat the cooked dog biscuits and burry themselves in packets.

Step by step Get organised

That meant tidying up. Rearranging while putting away. The stock take is yet to come through... next year for that.

In the meantime there was this mouse.  At least one eating into the packets.

Freeginism steps in here

Large glass jars with glass lids from anywhere. Just the same ones enable congruency with stacking the . 

Opportunity shops began to get raided. Every second Friday. Sometimes in between.

Gradually the shelves are filling up with those glass jars. So to is the rescued table top surface nearly full of waiting empty jars.

 

  

     


Monday, 9 May 2022

A quick time to rearrange, and kick start, your life

 Strange just how much people s actions tend to raise up something very protective on some receivers, yet totally crush other people.


To put this in perspective 

  • Susan something very big will happen soon was stated verbally.
    • Now I thought  oh cool as we had been online connecting into one of many systems for the last few years.   You could say what the speaker actually stated was something along the lines of what has happened ... but it certainly was not what I thought would happen.  Infact, the two extremums happened.
  • The came the first of the emails.  Nasty to receive.  Worst to have to show the other people specifically mentioned.
Please note that in previous years that something within now was not faithfully actually engaged.

That's something was a dream  Just before dawn as the sleeper in my bed began to prepare to what to do the mind and body got a clear message. 

The result... once the hahhahhah moment had literally blipped out side into the evaporated air.  The wow what an opportunity Susan! Arrived.

In between organising IT people in order to c0ver the broad range of what did happen.

  • Yes details had been altered. 
    • the attached information on the backup of that companies computer data has already been investigated from the obvious what was not stated. 
      • An email with the time dated had been immediately sent in when something was experienced, but not seen.
      • An other email again sent in when what was was no longer there as it had been created.  Some how the account was replaced with a minimal action one.  AKA the initial one someone would give to a learner.
        • Wow is that what it looks like in the very basic system being the immediate thought. Followed by " Hey wait on! Never did I ever agree to being under you"
  • Many access social sites  have been upgraded into new emails and cryptic passwords allocated.
  • A very small, plain quantum language document was sent.
  • What else has happened in that a mass of reorganisation of desk and filing space occurred.  Even the draws are now tidy.
  • Additionally the process forward planned out.
You see what actually was sent to try and destroy someone, just made the gone into a clam mode.  Talk to God and read the rest of the book of Matthew, and Mark.

Earlier today the new account was created. Woops one clerical error just meant tracking back to find out how to correctly edit the little mistake.

All that has to be done now is to actually fix up the ink for the printer to print out these data replaced information sheets.

It's called Think like the professional you are within.  Not the trapped, dare I breath again just yet, rag doll you once were.  If you do not yet have enough backbone... the God, he tends to loan you some cause you invited His Son within.

Trial and tribulation boring with it a lot of quirks.  Adversely the ground may have a lot of rock like formations.    Tart sifting the rubble out of the trash. 

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Dig Down To The Roots Carefully

 Early in 2020 a ex farming family friend came here to number 14 and said "Susan You will not get rid of the Blackberry. Especially if the head is under the concrete! All you can do is locate when base of the root as far as you can. Dig that up. Fill in the hole."

Such friendly advice

A little more study online lead to alternative thinking to be included in the tried and tested methods.

A lot of digging downwards, even the pouring weed killer as far down the nearby walls and concrete footpaths 'could' allow me too get a toe hold in the ridding of blackberry brambles.

That friend was right.

Cut the blackberry down. Chop up the blackberry into manageable size pieces. Mow over once, twice, then over again. 

This way there was more to add into the Green Waste bins. With no overhang of branches.

Why 'Hello' my friendly blackberry 

Spring, summer and autumn that blackberry kept coming up to the surface.  Over the growing season quite a lot of this blackberry went out in the Green Waste councils pick up. That felt a waste.  

What could black berry be used for!  Online is a terrific place. Lots of answers there.

Now its nearly winter 

Preparation of the room to store, plus air dry the garden produce hits a few snags as well.

Rearrange a few hooks in the wall frame. Add string, or wire. Plus clothes pegs and there you have it. A line to dry the black berry roots once dug out as far as can go. Washed and left to dry under cover.

Blackberry is a prickly, scrambling invasive shrub! Not a herb

Given that herbs are not things that produce woody stems the blackberry is not considered a herb.

Therefore It had to be asked.. what use was the blackberry bush parts?  Besides eating the fruit raw or cooked.  Blended or juiced.  There were leaves, branches and roots! Usually an oversupply of these. 

The adventure has been to 

Find out what it is about the blackberry that has health and living properties.  Then what to do about including these into the lives of the people at 'number 14'.


Simple answers that you may want to smile at are included through this link.  It is up to you as to what you want to do with the information. 


Thursday, 5 May 2022

Smiles are terrific

This time last year there was me running around the neighbourhood during the day and collecting rubbish bins that those who had no rubbish needed full.  They were to embarrassed to add another bin out there with just a little bit in there. A waster f the rubbish mans time.  

This was terrific as the rubbish left behind here needed to be taken away and as quickly as possible.

From that time to now people are still helping out. This time though its there Green Waste bins. Have four compost bins and one worm farm.  The other challenge is that nearly all the place is concrete.

The vegetable garden now has nutrients within the soil - it's loom is terrific. Gradually though on the outer side of the  seven foot fence the loom there is to be upgraded. The yellow wax beans planted there are growing well. But could do with a helping hand.

That helping hand is the matured compost created from the supplies of green waste.

That's where the fun starts. The vegetables shared between neighbours is a wonderful surprise for each of these families.

Is it worth spending the time gardening, watering, weeding,  and all the other bits to create something wonderful.  The simple answer is yes it is. Their smiles are terrific.

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Pumpkins are ready to harvest and store

Just finished todays harvest from the side garden. Admittedly the pumpkins are ready to harvest and store probably as long as a month ago. However, the compost storage was full to overflowing. So one job at a time lead to a few more basic maintenance jobs in-between.

In this post to write today was the day where another eight of the pumpkins were harvested. Not the ones covering the concreate. For most of the fence wall.


So far harvested this year have been 

  • Baby Bear 
  • Early Sweet Sugar Pie
  • Orange smoothies
  • Small Sugars

What started out with a colder weather reminder of more frosts to come along with snow on the mountains basically cleared that half of this long stand up garden off.

One kitchen knife was used to cut through the stem holding the pumpkins up. Hanging freely from the fence.  Its amazing the strength of the vines that held the pumpkins in place.

Sure these were not humungous pumpkins. The thing is to grow the pumpkin to the size your family members usually eat  in a week.

That way there's one pumpkin as the basis for at least three meals as winter time creeps ever closer.

When is the pumpkin ready to pick?

  • The right time of year is there today
  • You see the desired color turn happen
  • That finger nail of yours does not poke a hole in the rind.
  • Now the Knock, know check on the rind does not sound hallow
  • lLstly the skin begins to tuned brown.

Store in a darkened, cool, dry place. Definitely not moist room.  Allow air to circulate around the pumpkin as it sits on the metal shelf or a clean dry piece of cardboard used as a mat for that pumpkin.

Actually this is the method that is preferred. Reason being is that any wet seepage  has a chance of being identified easier.

 As with all the other fruits and produce from a garden store in an area that is 'the drier the better.'


Next year the pumpkins will be grown in the actual back yard in pots.  The back yard being basically just concrete.  Variety added will be the Gourds and their different varieties. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Thursday Is The Day Of The Rubbish Collection

 Thursdays is the day of the rubbish collection. Every two weeks the green waste bins get picked up.  Tomorrow is that day.  

There is a near neighbor who has chooks, a couple of guinea pigs and a rabbit. They are housed in the hen house or their cages. Their homes are cleaned out once a week. That's a half a green bin of waste every week.  

So, today being the day before green waste day the bins are removed and placed in the backyard here. Usually in the late afternoon.

The house number 14 has had the hedge trimmed out the back with the new chainsaw. It's tiny, lightweight, easy to use. There is a safety button that must be pushed down while you use it. Feels fantastic with a 110mm as though you can cut anything. 

And that anything is basically what was cut out the back there.  

The ivy was so tall and thick. The trunk had as thickness of over ten cm. The saw is just meant to cut 2 cm.  Which of course was instantly doable. Cut the area in "V"s. One 'V' then move down and another 'V'.  The between these a third 'V' gets cut.

Repeat every time there is a challenge with the thinkness requirement.

That level of fun took a while. After that the shrubs along the driveway received a trim back. The branches ending up behind the garage waiting to be further trimmed down. This of course was a last few minutes before darkness hit for the night thing.  

There was time left for the fuzzy bits to be dumped in two of the part filled compost bins. At the back were the Ivy that had been cut down. Blackberry too.

Both these plants are not weathering the poison that is also being fed to them. Which has helped with the trimming of everything.

The only thing was there was a full green waste bin to be filled up. That's waiting out at the drive for tomorrows pick up.  

Afterwards that bin will be taken over to the neighbor's property where the two bins come from.

In a few months the compost will really be so well broken down, mixed up and the real work will begin again. This time though the compost goes onto the little square garden and the plants around the back yard.

It was from the plants in the garden that found a new home. The Avocado trees that sprouted, along with the Jerusalem Artichoke plants, the yellow marrow fruits, celery and mild green chilies. These are fruits of the compost from these same bins.

Once again, when Thursday is the day of the rubbish collection, there is sometimes a real surprise in order.

















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That's when I remembered

Monday, 2 May 2022

Older Dogs Befuddle Themselves.

 Computers and the internet befuddle many people. But so too do older dogs befuddle themselves.

Directions are meant to be easy to follow they barked. Understood by all they yapped. Relatable to every age, generally they moaned. 

As well as concept grasping! 

The gift everyone leaves the 'area' with.

Most times this is just not so with a nearly blind and mostly deaf twenty year old dog!.

Boof is basically blind, and very deaf. Should I or Sox, Boofs litter brother, walk out of Boof's line of vision he wanders around until he sees you. Or thinks he sees you.

Oh it's you!

So this morning that is what Boof did just that. Headed straight for a man and his dog. Sniffed everyone over and that's when Sox and I arrived. 

The man was an older man and his dog was really well behaved.

The man saw Sox and I. Heard myself 'yelling' Boofs name. Saw that Boof just had  no idea what was external of the way he thought we had gone.

Who are you? Where is mum?

Boof's now got used to Oh there you are. Then whose this... oh a new friend!  Boof will have just one more friendly smell... smile and think... come join me here MUM

Gotta admit that this time with these two twenty year old [ read young] canine brothers is something that not many people get to enjoy.

Worn out

Right now they are asleep. Dogs! "Befuddle themselves" they consider as an uncalled for statement. They are guarding their pillows!

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Everything goes to waste

'what the heck was worm tea?' Could just see little fairies and worms doing some activity together. But not in what was actually found to be worm tea! Lets just say the fairies got off lightly.

As kitchen scraps and garden bits start to decompose a lot of moisture gathers. Be that moisture from the actual decomposition process, or the moisture from outside seeping into the ventilation holes was yet to be answered.

Anyway all this moisture arrives at the bottom level of the worm farm. Worms all sizes have a literal field day. Right in the center of that third level down in an island. As worms dry out in the air it's a bit difficult to say they sunbake there on the top of the island.

There is a slight challenge to the worms. Especially if they are small. Once they are down there how do the get back up to the rotting matter?  The bigger ones just crawl back up the walls and across the bottom of the level higher. Then they wiggle into through the hole.  Find a comfy place and most likely carry on eating. 

Remembering what goes in also comes out.  And trickles down into the swimming pool.

There is a limit to the swimming pool's height.  The top of the four legs of the lower level  have "ventilation  of overflow holes.'

Should these overflow holes end up with any floating excess landing on them the water goes higher that the islands height.

Luckily though just incase this actually does occur the overflow holes dripple the moisture down the sides of the Worm Farm.  

From outside there becomes a rather wet area. In our case this is on the concreate.

There is a totally better solution. It is called the tap. Turn the tap one way it closes. Turn it the other way and the flow of this dark rich worm tea appears.

Usually with a few decomposing worms in the mess. Sometime later the tap was actually turned off. This enabled the worms swimming pool to fill up again.

The beautiful thing is every few weeks there is  nearly a bucket full of worm tea to pour around the potted plants.  As strong as you need it to be, or as week as you can water that sluggie liquid down too.

And the potted plants now get the benefit of that tea.

Looking after worms is simply rewarding. Nothing, yet everything, goes to waste!


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