posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 05:13 PM
This is an ingenious story of man mastering a productive aspect of his environment using natural principles and respect for the earth and its
creatures. I'd like to call this bit of enlightenment "Earthworms: 101".
A very unusual man, called Gary Revell, is an earthworm charmer. He goes into the forest and "sings" to the worms and they crawl up out of the
ground. True story!
What's so great about earthworms? Any organic gardener will tell you that earthworm castings (poop) is black gold. It is one of the best fertilizers
that nature can provide. Ask any fisherman the value of a wiggly worm! Ask any backyard bird enthusiast the biggest draw for attracting beautiful
birds to your yard. Earthworms are a valuable resource for healthy soil.
The secrets to Gary's worm wizardry has been passed down for generations. It is a family legacy and now, he shares the secret with all of us. Thank
you, Gary Revell! Even in revealing his methods, he claims no one will ever be able to catch as many worms as he can. He is worm charmer
Before the sun rises, he heads into the Apalachicola National Forest. There, he finds a spot and drives a metal pole down into the earth about a foot
and a half deep. Then, he uses the pole like a musical instrument, dragging a bow across it. The resulting frequency sounds like the deep voice of a
bullfrog calling the worms to attend The Grand Cotillion Ball. Within minutes, the earthworms pop their heads out of the ground to see what's going
on. They wiggle out and dance on top of the earth. Gary's family helps out and they go pick up the worms.
At this link there is a video of the scenerio which is very interesting. I think you all will be delighted and amused to see this clever country boy
With so many people asking for "survival techniques" I see worm charming as being an answer to help with gardening and fishing.
I also think this is beneficial knowledge to help us all live in accordance with nature and stop depending on the fertilizers which actually destroy
the nutrients in our soils and pollute our waters with chemical run-off.
It is also an opportunity to bond with your surroundings and enjoy the beauty of nature, a morning in the forest, while producing something of benefit
with your time.