I didn't have any big plans today. After scouring the town of Sturgis yesterday, my husband and I finally found a fabric shop I had heard about. I now have the back and batting for my quilt, but I didn't want to work on it today. We had omelets this morning for breakfast and that led to many different projects. Before I explain how one thing led to another I have to show you my farm fresh eggs...
Can you say WOW? I get my eggs from a co-worker and I can't get over the egg production they have been getting this winter. They have 60 some hens, provide extra lighting, and kick them outside during the day. To say that is a large egg is a bit understated. Cool huh?
Anyway, after making bacon omelets, I had a lot of bacon fat and egg shells leftover. I decided to get some small projects out of the way. I used the bacon fat to make suet for the birds. Pretty simple: bacon fat, sunflower seeds, cornmeal, and peanut butter.
The next project wasn't so pretty. I took the egg shells and raided the leftovers. I blended egg shells, coffee grounds, bananas, bread heals, a bad pear, and other green things past their time. I then took an old milk pail added some used potting soil, shredded paper, and my leftover smoothie. A smoothie appetizing for worms only.
After mixing the soil, paper, and smoothie all together, I then added a new stack to my worm bin. The worms are supposed to move up to the next stack leaving the stack below with rich castings. The little winter worms are really working their way through my leftovers. They have already accumulated a good amount of compost. I feed them about once a month. This is the second time I've added a stack.
The thought of all that compost for my veggie beds started me on planning my vegetable garden beds for next year. I am going to use the square foot gardening method, as that is what. I have been using in the greenhouse with great success. I sat down with my computer, the Territorial Seed Company Catalogue, and the Square Foot Gardening Book. I have my order form filled out and my plan diagramed on the computer. Ready for the first sign of spring. That is how omlets became bird and worm food, which in turn became a morning of garden planning. Hope your day turned out as productive.