|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on December 11, 2014 at 5:30 AM||comments (1)|
Sorry, But due to 2 bad winters, we are not shipping worms this year, till spring.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on April 9, 2014 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
African Nightcrawlers Eudrilus Eugeniae will start shipping monday,
It has been a very long and cold winter, I and many other have lost lots of worms due to the extreem cold.
It set records at many place's including here. 2 deg. one morning, for metro Atlanta, that is unherd of.
the trucks carring the mail from post to post are not heated, and it turned out to be the weekest link, even with heat packs and insulated box's.
5 good freinds and fellow worm farmers, very large. just threw in the towel, so, this should make for an interesting year, to say the least.
I have had the phone ringing off the hook, and the email is unbearable. worm grower's and supplyers everywhere, are looking for more souce's. people wanting 400 pounds per week, 100 pounds per week and it dosent seem to stop. thats a lot of worms folks..........with that much demand, and so little supply, I had no choice but to raise my price's......I am sorry, but it cost me more to replenish my stock as well.
with the new MMJ market, it has opened people's eyes, to how good worm tea, and casting's realy are.
worms, realy do, eat my garbage, I havent paid for, or needed garbage pick up for over 4 years now. it hit 36.00 per month, that was it......thats about 450.00 per year....instead, I feed my worms my garbage.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on August 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
Who would think a slimy blind creature with no legs could race? The beneficial local earthworms that enrich the soil took some time out from their hard work and came to the library on Aug. 1 with their temporary owners, to bring lots of fun and laughter to all who participated in the Willington Public Library’s first earthworm race. Program director Deb Linares told the kids to please return the worms to their homes after the races complete.
The racers’ names were clever and imaginative: there was Stretch, Duster, Rarity Diamond, Slimy, and Ernie the wormy, named after Ernie on “Sesame Street,” to name just a few.
There were a few rules set down for worms and their managers. Each child could squirt their worm two times and blow on them to motivate movement from a plastic circle to the outside perimeter.
The worms couldn’t hear music, but the “William Tell Overture” helped liven up the race for the human participants. “Coax and cheer your worm on,” Linares encouraged. Parents, kids and teen helpers all had fun. “The teens are a huge help with the programs I do,” Linares said. Many of those teens participated in programs in years past and were delighted to help out.
Linares gave a number of historic and scientific facts about worms in her lead up to the race. “What creature can feel without hands?” she asked. She explained that worms are underground farmers who turn the soil over like a plough, and that they have been around for 120 million years - much longer than humans by about 118 million years.
The race was very official, with runoffs held until the two champions were named: Teraziah and her worm Rosie were tied with Jason and his worm Stretch.
Each child received a certificate for participation, and following the race there was a crafting session when kids could make a creative worm using cardboard and yarn.
Parents enjoyed the event as much as the kids. “These programs are great. Lots of Willington people get together and the kids can make new friends, as well as the adults. The staff makes the programs a lot of fun,” Heather Tomm said.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on March 23, 2013 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
I was out in the wildcat creek tract the other day, and came across a dog......Not just any dog, this dog was tied to a log, right at the exact spot my gps had led me, I was on a totally different quest. The dog was left, tied to a huge log, but got loose, there was an empty bag of dog food (new bag) close to her, no water. knowing better, I brought her home with me anyway. Turns out to be one of the best dog's I have ever seen, she seems well trained. Protective but not vicious, house broke, stays right beside me,
likes to chase a toy and brings it back, I have 6 chiwowa's and she dosent get bothered by them. I found her close to the Dawson Forest. She seems like a brindal lab, contact me for more info.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on December 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
This Friday December 21, 2012
Herron Farms of Dawsonville, will not be having an "End of the World Sale".
I am sure something is in the works, as the Myans were not dumb people, and have provided us with many importaint peice's of information. I personally believe the end of time may be close, mostly from my understanding of the book of Revelations and what we are doing to ourselves, with the Drugs and the hatred to one another. But what is Close? One Day, or many Years? Know one knows this.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on May 3, 2012 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
I can ship just about anything, except rabbits. The only way that I have found is very expensive and prohibitive, as in avg. 500-1500 and to me, that just makes no sense. The postal service will not ship rabbits.
I have had people drive from all over, tx. mi. fl.nc.sc.tn.al. and all over Ga. Makes me feel bad.
Now about these rabbits, they are not "registered rabbits" they are pure blood rabbits, and I have "pedigree's" for them. They come from a line of Grand champs and Registered rabbits.
The trail to get a rabbit is a fairly long one. take a look at the ARBA page. they have to be shown and win several "legs" to even be considered. Then you take the rabbits to a judge of your choice and pay a small fee for them to examine the rabbit. and then the tat. the right ear.
Then, you typically "breed" that rabbit, and sell the off spring, but never the Registered rabbit, that is your money maker. Once the rabbit has a registration number tattoo'ed in his right ear, any one can look up the numbers, and see the info. on that rabbit.
By being a member of ARBA, I am able to buy stamps and pedigree books, I am also able to fill out the pedigree's under penalty for lie's. But the pedigree is no more than a "linage" of that animal, It is up to you to turn the rabbit into a Grand champ.
Hope that helped some.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on March 31, 2012 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
This blog is not updated as much as my main page, at http://www.herronfarms.webs.com
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on January 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM||comments (1)|
Free Vermicomposting course with every purchase, Lifetime support on all product's.:)
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on May 1, 2011 at 7:12 AM||comments (0)|
The Dendrobaena Worm, full name Dendrobaena veneta (also known as the European night crawler & Eisenia hortensis), is a very tough and particularly wriggly worm, making them ideal as worms for fishing. They are surface feeders who are sensitive to light. The worms' eagerness to escape light is what makes them squirm so much in daylight. To ensure that you don't find your bucket of worms empty, you need to keep the lid on in the dark.
The Dendrobaena worm has the ability to consume large amounts of vegetable matter, up to half their body weight a day. A sexually mature Dendrobaena weighs anything from 1 to 2.5+ grams.
The temperature range at which the Dendrobaena thrives, that is breeds, is between 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. In warmer temperatures, their metabolism increases so they eat more food in warmer temperatures, up to 25 degrees Celsius. If the temperature raises too much above this they can get very stressed and will die at high temperatures. Therefore if you have a portable wormery it needs to be kept in the shade in the summer months and in the sun in the winter months, or even indoors. Moisture is very important as worms need it to breathe through their skin, although do not drown them. In ideal conditions, a single worm will produce approximately 2 young per week. Cocoons are laid which normally contain 1 worm taking anything from 40 to 128 days to hatch. Dendrobaenas take 57 to 86 days to reach sexual maturity.
Watch the worms wriggle:
You need not worry about any escapees as Dendrobaenas are indigenous to this country and are a friendly lot, posing no threat to any other earthworms.
Recently we have heard a lot of talk about the Tiger worm versus the Dendrobeana worm and their suitability for composting your kitchen scraps. To be fair we have decided to put together some facts about the Tiger worms so that you can make up your minds for yourselves.
Being Dendrobaena worm farmers we know how successful Dendrobaenas are and the hundreds of tonnes of food that they get through on our farm. Being livestock farmers we are also familiar with the Tiger worm which can be found in any partially composted dung/compost heap.
The Tiger worm to a certain degree is a myth, it obviously exists but is not a distinct breed as is commonly thought. The scientific name is Eisenia foetida, also known as Redworm, Red Wiggler, Brandlings or Manure Worm amongst other names. It was the distinct banding that developed when the worms were farmed in a single medium, paper pulp, that led them to be named tiger worms. On entering an environment different to that in which they are bred, they tend to go wandering due to the shock of the environmental change. We get these small wild worms entering our worm beds. For this reason we only use the outdoor beds for breeding composting worms. If worms are ordered for fishing we only use pure dendrobaenas bred indoors to prevent contamination by the smaller worms not appropriate for fishing. This infiltration of Redworms into our beds has enabled us to see the advantages of Dendrobaenas in wormery like conditions i.e. the larger Dendrobaenas aerate the beds better and prefer wetter conditions often found in wormeries.
Like the Dendrobaena, the Tiger worm is an Epigeic worm, i.e. they live on the surface of the soil or in the top 6 inches or so of the topsoil under the litter layer. Both are indigenous to this country. Both worms can tolerate temperatures from 3 to 27 degrees celsius. Our Dendrobeanas have survived snowfall and frosts on our outdoor beds without any insulation! Worms will burrow down to protect themselves. A single Tiger worm will produce approximately 2-4 young per week. Cocoons are laid which normally contain 2 worms taking anything from 32 to 73 days to hatch. Tigers take 53 to 76 days to reach sexual maturity. As a guide, in ideal conditions, you can expect to double the weight of your Tiger worm population in 3-4 months.
The Tiger is supposed to eat up to its own weight in food each day, its weight being from 0.5 to 1 gram. However we have found that Tiger worms eat no more, if not less, weight for weight than dendrobaenas.
We do not have a surplus of worms to shift, in fact we have to work extremely hard to meet demand. It would be far easier for us to supply less worms with our wormeries (and cheaper), but we continue to provide 1kg of worms as we know that this amount gives our customers the best chance of making their wormeries a success.
We have done our own trials in controlled conditions, feeding the same amount of food to two large trays of worms. One tray contained dendrobaena worms and the other contained an identical weight of tigers. At the end of the trail the tiger worms had bred more but the dendrobaenas had eaten more food and had produced a greater quantity and quality of wormcast i.e. the compost was broken down better and was much finer.
In summary, both Dendrobaenas and Tigers are effective composting worms. However we have found Dendrobaenas ideally suited to wormery conditions because they like wetter conditions, will tolerate slightly acidic conditions better and being larger and more robust they are more efficient at aerating the compost. This is handy as the natural composting process can cause your wormery to become acidic should you overfeed or forget to neutralise the PH of your wormery with eggshells or lime.
Tiger worms do breed faster than dendrobaenas.
In our experience of breeding the two types of worms in controlled conditions, Dendrobaenas digest waste quicker and more efficiently than tiger worms producing quality wormcast at a much faster rate.
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|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on April 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM||comments (0)|
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