In preparing the soil for some summer veggies we included some wonderful worm compost from our bins. This stuff is amazing, more on that later.
The moment we removed the lid from the bins we sensed we were being watched. Indeed, four robins were perched on the fence examining our every move. Their feathers were a little scruffy indicating that they had had a rough day or were juveniles.
The Robin Red Breast or Turdus americanus is an expert in worm work and today the fable became fact. As we moved a few feet from the pot down they came. I think if we had listened very closely I could have heard the melody of Pharrell Williams “Happy” with the lyrics of the Shirelles standard “Mamma said there’d be days like this.”