The worm farm is going well, but again she is experimenting with mice, cockroaches, millipedes and woodlice. There is nothing tasty about a millipede flavoured strawberry. So our salads are more lacy than usual. We are negotiating to have a ‘park’ space and a ‘crop’ space so that the caterpillars have a separate habitat. I have asked her to look into silkworm variants that would like a mixed veg diet. Might as well turn a profit on the wildlife =).After we all calmed down she admitted she has been wondering about a bird family to eat surplus wildlife but hasn’t found any space-ready pairs. I suggested chooks could be handy, but Whisky said the volume of throughput could be an issue so perhaps something smaller and insect-focused would be ok. Who knows it could give us some trade diversity. Depends where we go =).
Whisky wasn’t always a gardener and so her loyalties to the crops are offset by an annoying tolerance for plant-eating wildlife. We first figured out that things were getting out of hand when leaving the gravity well resulted in airborne @@@ millipedes like lost black snow. We traced them to the garden and found the whole space clouded with a diverse range of species coming to terms with involuntary flight.