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European Nightcrawlers VS Red Wigglers

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European Nightcrawlers
Here is some info about Euro’s, first off these worms are NOT big like Dew Worms ( Canadian Nightcrawlers, I am going to tell you what these are.
Euro’s are Great fishing worms that range in bait from 2″-4″ long and about as thick as an HB pencil.
Euro’s are a different color then the Canadian N/C, most of the Euros have a yellow tip tail.
The greatest thing about the Euro’s is These are warm weather worms! but don’t get me wrong, these worms can take the cold very well. You need No fridge for these worms,
Euro’s are very good composting worms as well, pound for pound the Red wiggler and the Euros are even for waste food consumption.
Tests have been done on Euro’s over the last 10 years in North America, and I know many USA worm farmers that prefer the Euro’s over the Red wigglers.

Red Worms on the other hand are very well suited for home worm composting Vermicomposting) but in my opinion Red wigglers are only good for Vermicomposting These reds do breed and reproduce a little quicker then the Euros.


Written by Jeff on May 31st, 2013 with 4 comments.
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Expanding Here At The Friendly Worm Guy Worm Farm

Here at The Friendly Worm Guy we have had a great year, I have now added over 100 more feet of worm beds,and still building…I am getting to the point where there is not an order I can’t fill. want 1 pound or 10 pounds, send me an email, I will be sure to have the worms to fill your order.

I am Only 1-2 days shipping from Toronto and Area.
Jeff AKA The Friendly Worm Guy

Written by Jeff on August 21st, 2012 with no comments.
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Vermicomposting with Tim Hortons Cups.

Here at Friendly Worm Guy its been my plan for a couple of years now to do this on a larger scale, and so I am now doing it. Vermicomposting with shreaded Tim Hortons paper coffee cups, I am using the coffee cups as the carbon % of the new bedding that I am adding to the worm beds.

I will keep you readers up dated with pics and final product (the Worm Castings made from Tim Hortons Coffee cups)

Written by Jeff on September 4th, 2011 with 4 comments.
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Snakes love to eat worms, and Lorie picks them out of the worm beds and brings them somewhere safe

Well it is so funny, I pick worms all the time.and that doesn’t bother me one bit.. but if I see a snake in the worm bed… OH MAN!!!! its not the fact that they eat alot of our worms…. I just can’t stand to even look at them without getting this funny feeling all over my body and almost have to run away from them…If I was to kill the snake I wouldn’t hear the end of it. SO I JUST CALL ON THE WIFE! she comes over and picks it up and brings it to a nice safe place across the road far away from me and my worm beds..

Written by Jeff on August 22nd, 2011 with 1 comment.
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Our Chickens feed our worms

Here at the Friendly Worm Guy farm, we now have Laying hens… well 50 of them. and they give me alot of poop!!
and what do we do with the poop!! you guessed it!! we feed it to the worms.
we have 2 groups of hens at the moment, we have for the last 2 years brought in ready to lay hens, now our flock is closed and we incubate our own replacement birds. Well I guess I should say a bird to add to our number of laying hens.our oldest hens are only 2-3 years old and still producing well.

Here is a sweet little red replacement bird for our flock


Here is one of the older hens

Written by Jeff on August 22nd, 2011 with 1 comment.
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Moles love to Eat Worms.

Hi There.
Please check with me by Email, to order worms in Canada. USA ordering page is fine, I do have European Nightcrawlers and Red wigglers for sale. Just check to make sure I have them in Stock!! My Canadian worm beds have been turned up side down by these guys and have ate most of my worms this past winter.. Here is a pic of these ugly moles that have turn my worm life upside down at the moment..
mole
Oh YA!! Did you know these guys can eat up to 200 worms per day!!!
so email me at Friendlywormguy@gmail.com to order worms.
Thanks Jeff


Written by Jeff on March 16th, 2010 with 6 comments.
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European N/C VS Red Wigglers.

European Nightcrawlers
Here is some info about Euro’s, first off these worms are NOT big like Dew Worms ( Canadian Nightcrawlers, I am going to tell you what these are.
Euro’s are Great fishing worms that range in bait from 2″-4″ long and about as thick as an HB pencil.
Euro’s are a different color then the Canadian N/C, most of the Euros have a yellow tip tail.
The greatest thing about the Euro’s is These are warm weather worms! but don’t get me wrong, these worms can take the cold very well. You need No fridge for these worms,
Euro’s are very good composting worms as well, pound for pound the Red wiggler and the Euros are even for waste food consumption.
Tests have been done on Euro’s over the last 10 years in North America, and I know many USA worm farmers that prefer the Euro’s over the Red wigglers.

Red Worms on the other hand are very well suited for home worm composting Vermicomposting) but in my opinion Red wigglers are only good for Vermicomposting These reds do breed and reproduce a little quicker then the Euros.


Written by Jeff on January 8th, 2010 with no comments.
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Stories from the Past

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The older farmers in my area sure gave me some funny looks when I started asking them If they had an Old Fanning Mill hanging around their farms. “What in the world would I want a thing like that for”? . They had not used them since the 1950′s. I heard the story from each, about cranking those old things all day, just to clean that grain so they could plant that years crop. Those machines were hard work, what are you going to do with something like that.

I told them, I was going to try and harvest worm castings with one. I had not even seen one before, but had only heard of them. After harvesting all my worm casting by this point by hand, with a little 1/8″ screen all night to get ready for a garden show the following day, I was ready to try anything.

The Orange one on the left came from the farmer next to me, It was made between 1913-1915, by the Young Brothers of Almonte Ontario,Yes that makes this machine about 95 years old. This unit is the first one I got, it is still operated with the hand crank on the side of the machine.

The red one on the right is one I got at a farm sale, the farmer had sold his farm. When I went and looked at it I was very happy to see what I saw. Someone had put an electic motor on it.
Even though the orange one had a crank on it,and made harvesting the castings much easier. If my hands could be free to handle all the used up bedding I was putting through this machine, I could make alot more finished worm castings in a shorter time. After a few adjustments it works great.

I have made a video of the red one in action! Harvesting Worm Castings

Written by Jeff on November 4th, 2009 with 3 comments.
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Worm Beds Made with Straw Bales


This is something I have been wanting to do for a while now, build worm beds out of straw bales, the past 2 winters we had no frost in the ground in the winter months because of the feet and feet of snow we have had up here in Northern Ontario. So having the worms on the ground with 1 straw bale high will work fine if we have the same winter as the last few years.
These worm beds are now full of bedding and worms, I made the bedding with grass clippings,shredded paper,shredded cardboard, wood shavings and aged manure. I added these in layers till the worm bed was full to the top of the bale, Then I got the Old Allis Chalmers B-10 with a 32″ tiller on the back and tilled all the layers a few times, and let it sit for a couple weeks. By this point the bin was on its way to being stocked with worms I have soooo many euros in my soil around the yard they stock the bed on their own.. So far it is working great.

Written by Jeff on August 3rd, 2009 with 6 comments.
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Organic Gardening @ Friendlywormguy Farm


Here at our farm we have been totally organic for years now, to get a Certified Organic farm here in Canada it takes 3 years of paper work and soil tests. We are working on making the farm Certified Organic.. Even though we are not Certified Organic at the moment, We know we have been 100% organic for years now..


Written by Jeff on August 3rd, 2009 with no comments.
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