Ok, I've just been out to my compost bin with some bits and bobs, a few bits of gone over veg and some scraps and teabags..
I never put any cooked food or meat products in there.. It's been on the roost for getting on for two years and I try to keep the balance of dry/wet goods at a happy medium, although it probably sways towards slightly wetter..
The last time I was out there a few days ago I thought that perhaps there were a few more fruit flies than normal..
Today however, I don't know whether to call Rentokil, contact the Guinness World Records people or get someone to perform an exorcism..
Firstly the swarm of flies was thick and black and seething, but worse was the apparent exodus of the red worms that are associated with compost heaps.. I'll often get half a dozen or so creeping up the insides of the bin and a few more inside the lid, but today there were three or four good handfuls in thick gooey clumps around the rim of the bin and inside the lid, that fell out and oozed down the sides..
The flies put me off investigating further, so should I be worried..? Am I doing something wrong..?
Have I just got an overflow of ace lovely worms or are they legging it from some dark and sinister force somewhere deep within the heap..?
I may pop back out later to film the horrific goings on..