I introduced Olive to the worms last weekend.
Gemma bought me a wormery a couple of years ago. But it is only in the last couple of months that the wrigglers have started producing an unbelievable volume of liquid fertiliser.
Just look at how much I've syphoned off since November! This doesn't include the bottle used on our houseplants, or the three jars I gave to my dad as part of his birthday present last month.
Olive helped me drain some more of the surprisingly non-stinky, dark brown liquid (it has a kind of tart, earthy aroma), then we emptied the almost overflowing contents of the kitchen caddy to the wormery.
We needed to flatten the reeking and rotting top layer of food before doing this. Finally, we spied on the worms in the middle layer, which is essentially an odourless compost.