|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on December 11, 2014 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Sorry, But due to 2 bad winters, we are not shipping worms this year, till spring.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on June 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM||comments (0)|
The last few weeks have been, very, very busy for me. I have found myself doing about 2 class's per week, aveage.
I would like to report, that I am getting rich from doing them, but the truth is, I give several free to summer school class's, VBS, and local groups. as long as they are local.
If you would like to schdule a group, to learn more about earthworms, vermiculture and the benifits, shoot me an email. most group price's avg 150.00 for local groups, can do here or there. We can adjust for gas or extra's if needed.
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on April 9, 2014 at 7:35 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 October 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Winter schedule............Please note..................We will be open Sat and Sun only through the winter months. Still sending out worms, but cutting back hours here, Email is the best way to ask questions. Thanks
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on August 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
The way I do thing's is generally to simple for most.....the best way that i know to try to explain it just came to me...
any chance you remember your mom making bread, and using part of a ("culture" as a yeast) the concept is similar to making wine and beer with out a yeast powder.....
imagine you have a packet of yeast, just add lukewarm water and what happens..........fermentation------or better known as growing organisms right. thats why the yeast rise's.......
now, take a pack--Lets say a pound of worm castings................we will use it like a starter, or "yeast".....add some lukewarm water----80-90 deg, and stir it up good, just like we would kneed bread.......................what happens, same thing, you just cant see it "rise" but the "yeast"is growing and spreading................millions and billions, if you dont feed them something they will die of starvation.................
with bread, we give them sugar........with wine we give them sugar, with mead we give them honey. and so on...........add some honey, or molasses to it to feed them as they grow, keep them stirred.
worms eat bad,old moldy food, and transform it into a micronutrient we will call "yeast" when activated with water, the micro nutrients, better referred to as microbes grow, and multiply dramatically, and constantly eat. they will eat up all the bad fungus,mold,and all the other "bad"stuff in your yard,garden,raised beds,farm or field, insects dont like it, as it breaks down compost, the worms will come to eat the compost and the cycle begin's. birds will flock to the worms, leaving more to eat, the bee's will come and you wont be killing them. Your garden, "will become alive" just like it was, before we started killing all the good microb's with fertilizers and pesticides. If you don't kill "the yeast" it will keep growing and growing. until nothing bad can live long in your soil.......I was sceptical for the first year, till a few educated people came and bought worms from me. one was a microbiologist, and traded me some worms for a testing on my tea and she was very impressed....it all started making sense after that. she named lots of different microbes, some good and some bad, even showed me pictures of them, blew my mind. This is the best year for my gardening I have had in about 30 years, and have spent zero dollars on fertilizers, pesticides or other things.....one pound of worm casting will make 4 gal. of worm tea.....
dilute that 10-1 that is 40 gal. of foliage spray..........you can spray every day if you want, or once a week, or even just every now and then.........just not in the heat of the day.
too simple, I know.........
all I can do is tell you what I know. and that is what I did, not one tomato had brown rot,
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on August 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
I am always tickled by the people that call and ask for the price on a truck load of worm castings. Most of these people are well educated people, great gardeners and just looking to save money.........
Problem is, I then have to spend about an hour or more, explaining why they don't need a pickup truck full. Let me try to explain, please overlook the typo's and spelling as I am not a journalist.
For starters, most "real" worm farms in Ga. may produce a yard or even two per year, of castings. If they claim to have tons and tons of castings(worms crap), red flags and sirens should go off. Didn't they use any on their own yard and garden, why not.
I am not saying they are ling to you, just do the math....if you have 60 beds, with 10,000 worms in each one about 60,000 worms, and you harvest them every 30 days. You will get at most 30 buckets of castings...........that is a pretty good bit, maybe even a 1/3 of a yard, providing you don't use any or sell any then logically in 3 months you would have a yard. But that's only one sale of one yard, once it is gone you wouldn't have any left. There is only about 6 good harvest months out of the year in Ga. because of temp. and weather.
60 beds full of worms is a fair size, lets double it to 120,000 worms and I only know about 6 in Ga. that have that many or more. The math would say you could possibly in a perfect world, under perfect conditions, not selling any worms or castings for 6 months, you might get 4 yards of castings.
Keep in mind, with that many worms, and that much harvesting, feeding and watering, you would have to have at least 2 and likely 4 people or more helping with the up keep.
Don't get me wrong, there are a few worm farms that aculy have a yard or two for sale, but you wont find them on Craig's list for 100 per yard.
So, you are asking, how or what are the doing.......well there are lots of things, basically sifting compost. And or uneaten vermicompost.
I prefer to see the GLOW on a persons face, when they show me pictures of their, huge and bountiful crops.
and another thing.........................................the magic of worm castings.......................is....................
you only need a pound, one pound of castings will make 50 gallons of (fertilizer/tea) And that is alot of tea........................
Fertilizer is the wrong word, when you apply 10-10-10 or other fertilizers, you kill all the live organisms in your garden, raised bed or yard and give them a synthetic vitamin shot, when you eat the fruits or veggies, that is what you are eating, but what is worse.....the soil is dead and lets in all the bad micro organisms, organisms, bugs and other bad things.
When you use worm tea made from worm castings, you are doing just like 03-03-03 and can do it over and over with out burning, organic, so when you eat your bounty that is what it is. and the soil is ALIVE, with millions and millions of micro organisms killing anything bad. That is their food.....that's just the start......next year will be even better, and the next even better and so on. not at all like a fertilizer that you must apply over and over. Yes you can re apply tea over and over, but once your yard and garden comes back to life, it will maintain itself. this is the first year I have had so many tomato s, not one had brown spot, the list is endless.. I have only be totally free of all synthetics for 2 years.
back to the point, you dont need a ton of castings. that is the magic.......and there IS, a difference in castings, type, age, worms used, feed used for the worms and more......
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Tim Herron http://www.herronfarms.webs.com
|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 May 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
I have over 300 pounds of fresh earthworm castings, 2.50 per pound............one pound will make about 5 gal. of worm tea, and that will dilute into 50 gal. of usable worm tea. Worm tea, is not a fertilizer, it is a enhancer. it takes what you already have and brings it back to life, with out synthetics and killing the soil microbes. Basicly, it FEED's your soil, rather than just saturating it with cancer causing synthetic fertilizer that you will eventually eat. Herron Farms Dawsonville
|Posted by Tim Herron Farms on December 16, 2012 at 9:15 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 7:55 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.