Jun 17

The Invention has a Name!

So our family took a trip to Pinetop, Arizona for the week.  Vacations are for relaxing, enjoying one another, adventuring and recharging…right?  So my husband, the Worm Farmer, decided this week would be the perfect opportunity to work.  He packed up his laptop and made lists of items that “he” never has the time to work on.  And so here I sit on my vacation, writing to you fine people about my wonderful husband and his worm business.  While I supervise my daughters while they paint jewelry and holler at my son to get off his video game.  Vacation…ah, the peace.

However, we do have something great to announce!  The worm growing, composting, watering, fertilizing system I’ve mentioned before has a name!  We owe its christening to my sis-in-law who, I think, grew weary of the conversation my dad and hubby were having on what a good name for the system would actually be.  “Worm Grotto” came flying out of her mouth and it was as if music swept into the room.  My husband’s face lit up and my dad sat up straighter in his chair and the weight of the worm business lifted for just a few moments.  So there you have it.  My husband has invented a Worm Grotto.

All sarcasm and kidding aside, this Worm Grotto is pretty great.  We harvested our grapes last week before we came to Pinetop, and they are amazing.  Back home we have potatoes, blackberries, cantaloupe, squash, cucumbers, artichokes, pomegranates, and blueberries feasting on the fertile water produced by the Grotto.  Lemon, grapefruit, tangeloe and orange trees stand tall from the compost and worm castings they are fed on a regular basis – all created by the worms living in the Worm Grotto.  It’s an adventure our whole family is taking part in, and soon my smart and creative husband is going to take it to the world!

By “world”, I mean the world of the Phoenix Zoo…but I’ll save that for another day ;-)

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