Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Telling Objects: Day 16

Indulge me dear readers, for I've gone out into the garden again for today's object and this one I most definitely do not have in the house...

Tucked away in the back of the garden, next to our compost heaps (yes we try to do our bit for the planet) we keep a few more pets. In addition to our cat, frogs, toads and newts, there's our wormery. And the little wrigglers are looked after and cared for just like every other critter (bar slugs and snails) that cross our threshold.

I'm not sure if it's clear from the photo, but the wormery has four compartments and a lid. The idea is to feed the worms with food related garbage in the top layer and then, when it's full, move it down.  The added bonus is the watery fertiliser which collects in the bottom ready to be drained into a watering can via a tap and sprinkled onto the garden.

Nothing is wasted here.

Until tomorrow



Vicki Hootman said...

I look forward every day to your blog! I am always inspired by your creativity, but the "Telling Objects" has inspired me to do a journal of the same, for my daughters. They should know why certain things that have no real monetary value are of such importance to me. I like you have either found or been given some of the most meaningful and precious gifts, they deserve a page with a story in a journal. Thank you Paul for showing me a simple photo with a story can have such a meaningful effect.
Always look forward to the next thing you do!

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Thank you for such a sweet comment Vicki. I'm so glad you're enjoying my stories and I think a journal for your daughters along the same theme is a brilliant idea. I hadn't realised how many stories my objects told until now. Take care. Paul xx

JoZart said...

Wow! I'm soooo impressed. You really are GREEN! It's quite amazing to see other pages of your life.
Jo x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, excellent - never seen a wormery but I love the idea :-)