Etowah Couple Lives off the Land with their Working Worms
On the Stafford farm in Etowah, the cash crop isn't corn or tomatoes. Instead, you might say, they put their faith in Worm poop is plain English for it, says Vern Stafford.
It's interesting conversation anywhere you go, they say what do you do? Worm farmer, says Caye Stafford. These self-proclaimed worm farmers use composted leaves, sift out the rocks and debris, and use it to feed their numerous natives. Right in here there are 18 thousand worms. 250 in each bucket, Vern explains. The worms eat a mixture of those broken down leaves and a combo of grains but first, the worm wizard has to find them using their homemade shaker machine. And what's left, is what the Staffords call brown gold.
This soil, that the worms have lived in and wiggled through for several days, is full of worm castings and is now organic fertilizer. We are selling mother nature in a bag, really is what we are selling. It is the most organic fertilizer you can buy, Vern says. What started out as a hobby for this retired couple, now keeps them working on their worms seven days a week.
They are Mother Nature's little helpers, they are one of the most advantageous little creatures there are. And while most people might see a crew of creepy crawly creatures, the Staffords see things a little differently. They are like pets, Caye says, until we get up to 80,000 I had all of them named. Then I had to stop.
For more information on Worm Works, click here to visit their website.
By: Latricia Thomas
Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
CELEBRITIES ON FERGUSON, MISSOURI UNREST
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- Some celebrities with ties to the St.
86-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WRITES STEAMY ROMANCE NOVEL
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It isn't quite 50 Shades of Gray.
IN THE NEWS: ANTI-BABY BACKLASH ON SOCIAL NETS
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's hard to believe that in an age when people post about their kids from the time they're conceived until they grow up -- there are parents who don't want their kids' images online at all.