Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hey..We're On Facebook Now...

Hey everybody..we have a fan page on facebook now..go check it out..just by typing our name The Turning Worm Farm.. Check out me by typing my name Sharon Lyn Jones Thank You!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Isn't e.e.cummings Great...

nobody loses all the time
i had an uncle named
Sol who was a born failure and
nearly everybody said he should have gone
into vaudeville perhaps because my Uncle Sol could
sing McCann He Was A Diver on Xmas Eve like Hell Itself which
may or may not account for the fact that my Uncle
Sol indulged in that possibly most inexcusable
of all to use a highfalootin phrase
luxuries that is or to
wit farming and beit needlessly
my Uncle Sol's farm
failed because the chickens
ate the vegetables so
my Uncle Sol had a
chicken farm till the
skunks ate the chickens when
my Uncle Sol
had a skunk farm but
the skunks caught cold and
died so
my Uncle Sol imitated the
skunks in a subtle manner
or by drowning himself in the watertank
but somebody who'd given my Unde Sol a Victor
Victrola and records while he lived presented to
him upon the auspicious occasion of his decease a
scrumptious not to mention splendiferous funeral with
tall boys in black gloves and flowers and everything and
i remember we all cried like the Missouri
when my Uncle Sol's coffin lurched because
somebody pressed a button
(and down went
my Uncle
and started a worm farm)

Friday, August 28, 2009

We're Back...

Well, my worms and I are back from our vacation...just needed some time to little worms and I had a restful and eventful stay in Cozumel..snorkeling in blue azure waters and slipping mango margaritas..ha..have you ever seen a worm tipszy..ha..the little margarita glasses were so cute..ha..just joking..I just have too many irons in the fire and a vivid imagination..ha..I work a full time job plus a part-time job at night..I am an artist , junk dealer..I buy and sell antiques and miscellaneous items (sharon.sales on ebay & Sharon Lyn's Books on Amazon)..I can't seem to just sit around and watch tv..ha..I do watch movies when I get a chance..ha..and you say when is that..ha..

I am selling 100 plus worms for $21.99 plus $7.00 shipping (priority mail with delivery confirmation). This is within the United States except for Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. I ship on Monday & Tuesday. So if you are interested in buying worms from me..just email me at that is also my email address to use for sending me money thru paypal. If you are living in Mobile County I can meet you at a designated area. You will need a paypal account to pay thru paypal..just hit send money and do what paypal tells you to do. I will accept moneyorders too. I don't accept checks. My mailing address is Sharon Lyn Jones, P. O. Box 850124, Mobile, Alabama 36685. My phone number is 251-605-3024. If you have any questions I will be glad to help you in anyway I a friendly and down to earth way..

Thanks everybody!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Let's Talk About Red Wigglers...

Just to clarify what I sell..I sell Composting Red Wigglers..not the fishing Red Wigglers..ha! My worms wouldnot fit on a hook..they only get about 1" to 3' at the most..they are thin worms...but mighty..ha..they go thru the garbage like mad..pose no problems to raise either..they are good worms for the gardener or pet owner..Garden wise..they are good for lawns, flowerbeds, houseplants and hanging plants..Pet wise..Pet birds, turtles, iguanas, aquarium fish, pond fish, salamanders, snakes and frogs..If you are low on could even eat them too..a good source of protein..ha..I might be posting some worm recipes...I don't know if I could eat my worms but in a crunch (no pun intended..ha) who knows..ha...As you can see I am easily amused.. Now if you want a fishing red worm that would be "Super Red Worms." They are supposed to really be great on the hook and they are actually bigger...They wiggle like mad..Suppose to be big like Night Crawlers...Now to find those recipes..ha!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Red Wiggler Worm Resume..

I will work for food..No meat products please..I am a vegetarians..though I like my java (coffee grounds)..too!

Working Environment: I survive in temperatures anywhere from 38 degrees to 95 degrees Farenheit and the ideal bed temperature range is 70 to 80 degrees Farenheit.

Worm Jobs: I am a hard worker and I eat the waste of humans and turn it into castings. My castings (worm poo) are the mineral and protein rich leavings of worms that will go to create fresh and healthy soil. Without this process, the earth would dry up and then humans have trouble making anything grow..You owe your lives to my species..

Hobbies: Eating vegetable scraps, paper and coffee grounds plus I love to travel..

Goals: To support my family of thousands and create worm castings and worm pee..

How I Got Started Loving Worms..

It's not what you think...ha! Mike would mention it to me every once in awhile about starting a worm business...I would think about it and say "nah, not now." Then I began to just see if it was something I wanted to do. I thought I would give it a try. Before I bought some worms I thought about what I could put them in. One day I was driving down Hillcrest Road in Mobile and I saw a bathtub on the side of the road. Aha! I drive a pickup so it was real easy to load it up. Luckily it was a steel tub and not a cast iron one..ha..anyway I took it home and dragged it into my back yard..I filled it up with a lot of leaves..We have alot of oak trees in Mobile and when its fall weather and everything is drying up people put tons of leaves in bags on the edge of their properties for the city to pick up..I then bought some red wigglers on ebay from a guy in Rhode Island..I was disappointed in the first batch as it was not as described..but the second batch that he sent I put them in the tub..and now I have thousands..ha! I found another tub just recently and I put it out in the backyard with the other one..I also have green container boxes or tubs that I have full of red wigglers..I keep these in my home..I will take a tub, drill holes along the sides, fill it full of scredded paper, put a little dirt into it, the red wigglers and food..they can basically survive on scredded paper..I check on them about two to three times a week to see how they are doing..adding more paper or food..they thrive..and I mean thrive..ha! I collect the worm compost, seperating the compost from the worms thru a screen..then start all over again..It is truly amazing on what these worms can do..So that is all I do..but it is labor intensive. Especially seperating the compost from the worms. I really try to make sure most of the worms are out of the compost as I put the compost into another tub which has no air supply..The worms do what they do and I just help them along..

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Let's Talk Weather...

I just had a possible customer asked me about shipping red wigglers in 100 degree weather..I had to do some research..I found that worms "can easily surviving in temperatures between 38 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit." Continuing in my quest I read "Another plus is that Red Wigglers are not as sensitive to temperature and sunlight as common nightcrawlers." So that being said..a little information about my shipping practices. I now package my red wigglers in kordon breathable bags..these bags are used for shipping fish and invertebrates. I pick the worms and put them in the bags the night before shipment. I put some food in the bag too..I leave them open till I get ready to go to the postoffice. I will tape them up, put them in the box, tape the box but not make it air tight. I open the corners of the box so that there is ventilation. I put "Live Worms" on all four sides also labeling the package "Fragile." I pay for Delivery Confirmation because I believe it offers extra incentative to the postal employee to make sure that the package arrives. I now advise my customers to make sure that their postman knows that you are expecting live worms. Also advise them to put them in "full shade" not "partial shade" as the worms will cook. I can also ship to your work address so you can recieve them if you have no one at your home...Its best to have someone to be at your home when you know its being delivered. That's another reason for Delivery can track your package at ..
I just want to make sure the worms arrive alive..