Today I got to continue a 4th of July tradition: pulling up the past 6 months of neglected weeds from the back yard. This year, though, it was a little different. Sure, there were still plenty of weeds, but more interestingly, there were worms — lots of them. In previous years, the lawn itself has been devoid of critters.
Back in February, I picked up a bunch of worms for the compost pile. It seems they have since spread to all corners of the property. Places where I have never before seen worms had plenty. As I found them in the lawn, I picked them out and migrated them to the back vegetable garden and herb garden, where they, presumably, will be more useful.
Me: “So the good news: I’m finding lots of worms. The bad news: the majority of them are half-worms. Oops. I found five halves in this spot alone.”
Her (seeing me put them in the nearby herb garden): “Be sure to put them with the vegetables, too.”
Me: “Yeah, I’ve been doing them 50/50. Well, I mean, with both halves together in the same spot. I’m not literally trying to split them 50/50.”
I even dug up a few spirally centipedes. (Click to embiggenate — the new iPhone’s camera is no DSLR, but is still rather nice.)