Oh dear, have not made an update in weeks. I wish I could say I'd spent all the time planting things outside, but due to illness and otherwise busyness I am way behind. I hope to at least post some pictures and summaries soon.
Diet of Worms tag is my son's irresistible addition). It was probably a useless gesture, since no one feeds them but me, and clearly...
Per directions at Red Worm Composting, I am going to try freezing some food scraps so that, thawed, they will provide softer and more easily digested food for the worms. It is really easy to feed them too much, but even if I keep the offerings down to a minimum some of it sits there uneaten until it molds. They do not appreciate crunch in their diet.
I may drill some holes in the top to improve air circulation, too. So, improvements still to be made, but nevertheless I think most of the worms are working away down below - at least when I poke around I see them moving, and the bedding level keeps going down.