unanticipated worm bin
so i was visiting a friend in upstate NY when she told me she noticed that her (hot) compost bin in the backyard had some worms in it. it was one of those barrel type bins with ventilation up top, and she had inherited it from a previous tenant. well i took a look, and holy moly it was chock full of red wigglers. my friend had noticed some worms when collecting the finished compost at the bottom, but never took the time to think much of it. she had never added 'bedding' or taken the time to check moisture levels, C/N ratio, etc. just been dumping kitchen scraps in there for the past year, and collecting compost from the door at the bottom. lucky duck.