Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday Travels... Geneva, Alabama

     Tiny Geneva, AL has less than 5,000 residents.  But it has three of the most important people in our lives there, and so because of that, we pay close attention to it.

     It sits where the Choctawhatchee and Pea rivers meet.  Each year, Geneva hosts a River Festival which is a pretty big event for such a small town.  They have two events at the festival that I think I'll be glad to miss this year.

     Worm Fiddling and Worm Pick-Up.


     Thankfully, worm fiddling is not tying them to the strings of a fiddle and trying to make music with them.

"The question has been asked many times over the years.. how does one fiddle for worms.  As my granny Lula showed us many years ago when we ran out of fish bait while fishing it’s really quite simple.  You find a shaded damp area of ground then find a stob/large stick or pipe, whatever is handy, and drive it into the ground. Then find another similar object and rub it over the one in the ground, making the ground vibrate. This brings the worms to the top of the ground so you can pick them up and use them for fish bait.  If you cannot get any worms at the chosen spot, just move on to another spot and try the same thing. Worm fiddlin' was once upon a time simply called snoring for worms. If you can do this, you eliminate having to go to the store to purchase worms to continue your fishing trip."

     It was also called grunting for worms.

     There... you learned something new.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. I think, despite loving my worm farm, I could happily give a miss to both worm fiddling and worm pick up. For the life of me I cannot remember what we called it here....


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