2016-03-28 Mon

Second Use For Everything (SUFE)

I rebuilt my Tub Vermicomposter yesterday, and hybridized (an “in” word right now) the Ice-Cream Tubs.

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Here is the little system sitting in a new corner. The Vermicomposter does not dominate my entranceway; it is not the first thing I see when I arrive home.

It is the second thing I see when I arrive home.

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The Black Plastic Garbage Bag has holes, but (SUFE) it still serves me well as a light-blocker, keeping the worms in the dark.

Under the light cover is a sheet of clear plastic cut from a Dry-Cleaning Bag. We will get a closer look at the Frozen Yoghurt tubs in a minute, but first a word or two about that wobbly line that appears to the left of the tub.

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Hah! A Fungus Gnat has found its way to the surface and wants out. Sadly for he, it has gotten itself adhered by condensed water vapour to the underside of the clear plastic sheet.

I have circled the bug. I bet its legs are tired!

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With the clear plastic sheet removed, we see three tubs that are maturing and my current tub with a lid in place. There are more tubs further along, but I need only uncover as far as my current daily tub.

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We lift the lid and see some of yesterday’s scraps.

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We dump in the few spoonfuls of scraps that we have accumulated over the past twenty-four hours and replace the lid.

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We replace the two sheets and we are done.

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The “bit tub” is placed back in the sink to receive another twenty-four hours of Onion-Skin, Coffee-Grounds, Tea-Leaves, Egg-Shells – almost anything at all that has a hyphenated-name!