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Compost Troubles, I Think

HELP HELP HELP!!!

A few days ago I decided to turn the compost pile.  It is moving along very nicely considering it is winter.  I saw some of my beloved worms and some great soil at the bottom of the pile.  I also saw 2 mice that had made their home in my soon-to-be black gold.  I jumped as I do every time I see a mouse, envisioning them scurrying  up my leg.  I was disgusted, thinking of those gross rodents living in my pristine pile.

What to do:

1) Nothing, they don’t hurt a thing.

2) Get the out of the compost.

My questions about them being there:

1) Will they eat my worms?

2) Is their urine/feces harming my pile/worms?

I think I will find a way to get them OUT of my pile.  But before I do that, I really want to hear from you about what you think I should do and what kind of  damage they might cause.

Thank You

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OPRAH, thats right, Oprah

I hope that you were able to watch Oprah today (4-22-09).  I know, I know, normal people work and have lives.  I never have time for t.v. during the day anymore, but today was Earth Day.  I took part in my 2nd annual Oprah Earth Day program.  Last year was good, Julia Roberts was on and they showed how vermicomposting works.  This year was exceptional, if you did not see it you need to go on line and watch it.  You will not be disappointed.  I promise.  I felt myself wanting to cry through most it.  I am hoping that was a normal reaction, I think so????  Anyhoo I never push things unless I mean it, and I mean it, check it out!

On another note of being the proud parent that I am…  My son came home from school today asking if he and his friends could go up and down the street picking up trash.  I am so tickled with his compassion!

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