Found a knife

We found that knife in the end – when we arrived in the IoW, it was sitting on the draining board, all washed up.  I suppose our builders must have borrowed it – I hope for food purposes rather than opening cans of paint.

Here is the knife
Here is the knife

It’s funny but no one seems to make this kind of knife – about a four inch long blade which is rounded at the end.  During our search, my husband bought a set of three Wusthof knifes (they were very reduced) and the middle one was about the same size but had a longer, pointier blade.

At least we'll be able to do some marvellous pumpkin carving this year
At least we’ll be able to do some marvellous pumpkin carving this year

Not a whole lot else to report really.  I’ve done as you suggested, Kal, and split those chives in the front garden – I put some in the herb garden, left some where they were and put some others in another bed.  I’d never realised that chives were separate bulb plants but I suppose it makes sense.

I didn’t take any photos of the garden because it was raining rather hard.

I’ve also done some pruning of my herbs (English mace, oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage) and have put the clippings in the compost bin.  I had a go at turning the compost but I don’t know how effective I was.  There seems to be quite a lot of compost from the middle downwards and I have loads of worms.

My Mum says that she is quite worried about the worms in her compost bin.  She has one of those black dalek bins and the worms keep going up into the ridges of the lid.  She thinks it’s because they want a rest but I think that they are too hot.  In summer, they cook and then stink the whole bin out.

One thought on “Found a knife

  1. Worms will always try and leave an area… As they multiple they tend to get adventurous and see what else they can find. So don’t be surprised to see a few at the top of even the best bin!

    Worms also rise because there isn’t enough moisture, or too much… Or they don’t like what’s in the bin.. If you have the plastic ones with the lid you need to dump water in it from time to time… Pardon the graphicness here but mens pee makes a good addition to a compost bin!
    Either that or keep it out of direct sun.

    You have compost already because you have a good amount of worms. Bringing some of the compost to the top and sinking some of the biomatter will encourage the worms and mix in some oxygen.
    If you have an open top bin you don’t have to add in water (Rain will do that for you)

    A few ideas too look at…
    http://organicgardening.about.com/od/compost/f/escapeworms.htm

    And chives are just really small onions. What did you expect? B-)

    Oh…
    And having met a few builders in my time I would bleach that knife… B-)

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