|These are the worm bins from Homi´s family farm in Asunción from when we visited during training. Mine will not be this big or this fancy.|
Anyways, I haven´t created my worm box yet... I´ll write more about it after I start. Part of the upcoming chicken project is talking about worm composting and using the worms as a potential protein source for chicken feed. Remember balanceado casero? Dried up worms can be ground up in a molina and created into worm flour. This flour can then be mixed in with ground corn, eggshells, and soybeans or kumanda yvyra´i to complete the chicken feed.
When I mentioned this concept to my community contact, she didn´t seem too convinced, so I´ve got some work ahead of me if I want people to consider using this method of composting. I need to get my own worm box done as an example... Guess I´ll just add that to the list of things I gotta do soon, haha. So much to do! I need to install water, builda shower, built a fence, double-dig my garden and create tablóns, and figure out how to start a worm box. Busy = Happy, though!
EDIT -- So this is random, but I just stumbled on an exit essay that was posted online from my experience in the Philippines. I wonder how long it´s been up there? You can read it here. Feels like a long time ago, and I´ve officially been in Paraguay for longer than I was in the Philippines... woah. haha. Some of you newer readers may have noticed that this blog started way back in 2007 with that international experience. Life takes you so many places!