The longest worm I’d ever seen slithered across the path. It appeared to be well-nourished and on a mission – possibly in search of new territory. There had been a heavy shower of rain, perfect for worms to come up for air from their underground homes.  Unlike us, worms don’t much like the sun – they shrivel and die.

Alas, I discovered too late that worms are not as resilient as I thought. If you inadvertently chop one in half when digging the garden, it doesn’t miraculously become two worms. The tail end will die, the front end might survive and grow a shorter tail. Best not to chop them in the first place. The good news is that you don’t need to dig the garden. Let the worms do their work. Munching muck, chomping compost, digesting dirt is what they’re good at and gardeners are the beneficiaries of these underground workers.

The work of many people goes unseen. They just get on with whatever they do, unnoticed, unacknowledged, sometimes unappreciated. Think today of those who enhance your life – and maybe take an opportunity to thank them, and thank God for them.

One thought on “WORMS

  1. I really liked this article. Worms are the unsung heroes of the garden, quietly getting on with ‘digging ‘ up the garden. Easily missed, but very valuable in the scheme of things.


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