No earthworms were harmed . . .
I have an 18 month old new-construction lawn that I began an organic progam on this year. This weekend I removed sod and dug holes to plant five large trees and, while doing that backbreaking work, I found exactly one earthworm.
I was bummed about the lack of visible life in the soil. I guess I have a long way to go to get my soil where it needs to be.
Maybe I need to buy a bucket of earthworms and spread them around. :)