I order a lot of stuff online...a lot
May 12, 2011 | by Rachel
Larry the UPS guy and I are on a first name basis. I think that he might even make my if-I-sent-Christmas-cards-then-you'd-be-on-it list. There's usually a small, or large, stack of brown boxes on my porch every afternoon.
When people find this out they always ask me, "what do you order?" And I give the boring response, "everything." It's as obnoxious as saying "nothing" to your parents when they ask, "what did you learn in school today?" But it's the only way that I know how to respond. Basically, if I can order it online I'd rather do that then buy it from a store. So yep, those packages have exciting stuff in them like paper towels, canned tomatoes and a never-ending stream of Boxcar Children books.
Last month I ordered what might be the piece de resistance of my online shopping. I ordered 2000 worms--as in those wiggly slimy brown guys that like to come out in the rain. This spring I put in some really sweet raised beds for my garden. I filled them with a blend of compost and dirt. I wanted to get them jump started with worms so I bought a bunch of compost worms. It was really exciting to get them in the mail. C'mon any package that is stamped "Live Product" must be good.
You know you want to see inside the bag. For those who want a live view.
We had a great time spreading the worms. After I showed the kids we took the bag over to the neighbors and recruited their 3 boys to help us spread the worms around the garden. They were eager volunteers.