Welcome to Earthly Comforts

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Earthly Comforts – Inspired By Nature.
Always expect the unexpected, l like to say to people, especially when it is something l am involved with.  Earthly Comforts is a business blog with a twist. The twist is that it doesn’t automatically fall into the ‘conventional style of thinking’ regarding a business blog.

So with that in mind, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook inspired by nature focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too. 

I am also in the early stages of starting my own worm farming business and am a massive fan of ‘earthworms’ hence the logo on the blog. I will also journal about my adventures as a novice worm farmer. 

I will write about many different things, covering many topics and digging into many subjects. The blog has several categories specifically designed to cater to many tastes – environmental, inspiration, history, community and entertainment, to name a few, and some light-hearted fun is thrown into the mix for variety.

I am sure that most visitors will find something to tickle their fancy, light their fires, and stimulate and excite their senses. Be this located in The community-inspired Country Life Style Diary hub or within Earthen Tales, where there are series concerning wildlife, gardening and herbs, or maybe digging for victory in the composting pile is more your thang? 

Of course, perhaps like Earthen Wurmin and me, you like mooching around in and with the verm herds. Failing that, there are always photo galleries.

Now, if that’s the thing you are keen to boogie down with and read, welcome to my blog – Earthly Comforts!

“I am proud to say I have worms big ones, little ones, fat ones, thin ones, well all sorts really and l’ll be writing about them here in Earthly Comforts.”

Thanks for Reading – The Autistic Composter“

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Comment Policy

I am all for discussion here, and freedom of speech and l know that there will undoubtedly be times of healthy disagreements; however, l have a few points of note – l will delete/edit any comments that l consider offensive or spam oriented or those that contain profanity or are troll-motivated and aggressive towards other individuals.

Thanks for reading.

Top 10 Best Eco Friendly Songs

Composting Prompt Ingredients – Once a Week Prompt
Everyone loves a creative push, a gentle nudge, and what better to sate that passion than a writing prompt? Something to stir the imagination, or to inspire the mind, tickle the fancy, provide a bit of a distraction, and maybe provide some entertainment along the way too?

But why, Composting’ Prompt’ Ingredients? What’s that all about then? The secret to a great ‘compost’ heap is the ingredients. It’s a bit like a dash of this, a splash of that and a few drops of something else, as a witch might say when stirring up a cauldron concoction.

Composting isn’t rocket science but gentle crafting and building your skills up, and eventually, you’ll find a balance that is right for you in your quest for gardener’s gold! Composting is all about knowing what you can add and the right ingredients.

So if we were to say ‘composting prompt ingredients’, that is all about seeing what works with writing. Therefore, your ingredients might be prompt, inspiration, creativity, imagination, opinion, suggestion, provocation, controversy, moments, chance encounters, experiences, uniqueness, personality, individuality, perspective, reading, etc.

Here it’s a case of teasing your curiosity out with a few choice distractions, and all the Earthly Comfort prompts are designed to allow your interpretation to create for you, allowing your mind to run wild. Be they questions to make you think or puzzles to make you wonder, or snippets of wordery to bring out your artisan crafts to bump and grind their way along with the keyboard – it’s all up to you and how you decide to express yourself and above all, it’s about having some fun!

So, should you wish, please feel free to drop a comment below, or if teased and tempted enough, then create your post and please remember to link your blog to mine with a pingback; otherwise, I’ll never see your response.

Pingbacks are easy to do – Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of the prompt post) and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of the URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s prompt.

Season One – Game 8
Top 10 Best Eco Friendly Songs

I listen to music when gardening, usually on the radio and often l find my mind drifting off and wondering what would make for a great environmental gardening playlist that celebrates the planet and our earth and mother nature too. A list that we can shout out for all to hear that says

“Wake up folks! The planet needs us!!”

Put your thinking caps on and come up with some crackers – l can think of several – however, l’ll not be giving ideas away … you are all creative geniuses in this field anyway – so let’s see your listings below!

BUT … if l was to think of a list it might include – Earth Song by Michael Jackson, Rejoice in the Sun by Joan Baez or Blackened by Metallica, mind you that’s just me, not you. Your list will probably be different..

So there we go folks!

Let me know your views and observations below or should you wish to, create a post and ask your own readers , just remember to keep me in the loop with a ping back.

Thanks for Reading, see you next Saturday!

My thanks to the following who particiapated in last weeks Game – The Composters Apocalypse

Sadje – Rory’s Weekend Composting prompt! – Keep it alive

Trisha – Comments – The Composters Apocalypse

Fandango – Rory’s Strange Questions – This, That, and the Other

Di – The Composters Apocalypse with Rory!

Sri – Roses

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

Lasting Thoughts

Feature Image – Sky Nature Landscape Red – Free photo on Pixabay

Lasting Thoughts of the Day Directory

Vicarage Lane
Lasting Quote

“Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art”  

Leonardo da Vinci


Urban – Morning Light Music

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Do you have a poem you have written that you would like to see displayed in the Lasting Thoughts series?

If so drop me an email with your poem to

Rory Matier
The Autistic Composter

Lasting Thoughts Poetry

St Mary’s
Lasting Reflection Thoughts

It’s just a bad day, not a bad life

If you are sure there is no hope, create it!

If plan “a” doesn’t work, keep going. The alphabet has 25 other letters

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

The Autistic Composter Says Hello

Earthin Wormin Autistic Composter PNG

Goodbye to September, Greetings to October


When l was building this blog, l had a small team of Beta testers who l used to communicate with via ‘admin’ posts, which outlined all the new tweaks and features, new series and builds, and so on.

Nearly two months since Earthly Comforts has gone into live mode, and l still communicate with them via admin posts, albeit these are in private mode now.

Towards the end of July, one of the discussions was how l envisioned the journey the blog was to undertake for the remainder of 2022. My view was that from August through to December, l would take my time. Specific features would not be activated till l was comfortable with Earthly Comforts as a platform.

It meant that l could tweak and twiddle with the series and the in-house features first in WordPress before breaking into the outside world with SEO and so on. In the short term, it didn’t bother me.

Once l accepted that for the first year, this blog wouldn’t be a business but mostly a nature genre-oriented scrapbook journal, l was able to take a back seat from the stresses and strains of worrying only about traffic. I pledged not to worry about numbers and stats and concentrate on producing a quality product.

It will be what it will be became my philosophy. Life is just too short for worrying about everything. After all, blogging is supposed to be fun.

Principally l wanted to feel comfortable in my blog, and l wanted those who read the content to feel entertained, informed and chilled as well. I hope that is the case for those who read Earthly Comforts today.

What’s in store for this month, and how well was September?

Overall, l am happy with the way the blog is progressing. Of the many featured categories Earthly Comforts has to offer, the readership and the supporting series, things are working well.

We have five categories – The Country Life Style Diary, Earthen Tales, Composting, Vermiculture and The Gallery and within those categories, there is a total of 34 series. Of that number currently being published on a regular, daily, weekly or monthly basis including end season and resting is 20.

Just under 60% of the blog is actively live. This is better than l forecast. I speculated in June that by the start of October, Earthly Comforts would only be publishing around 50% of the proposed content. So, l am not unhappy.

By January 2023, the remaining 14 series will have started publishing content to the blog. Therefore September, in my eyes, performed well.

For September Earthly Comforts had the following series available.
Wildlife GreetingsLasting Thoughts
Coffee Morning Question TimeNature Diary
Willow GardenCommon Composting Questions
Common Vermiculture QuestionsAdmin
Theme LifeBest of the Month
Composting Prompt IngredientsSpecies Guide Directory
Tales from Gazen SaltsThe Allotment Plotters
The Autistic ComposterGrowings on the Wild Side
Flora with AttitudeCountry Encounters – Oct 01st
Vermicomposting Journal – Currently RestingEarthen Wurmin’s Gallery – End Season 1

For October the following series are to be introduced.
Country Encounters – Oct 01st [Prototype]Time to Dish the Dirt

In other news, the Earthly Comforts’ design appearance will change, a new range of Earthen Wurmin merchandise gardening designs will appear, and various tweaks to how the advertising banners are displayed will alter how they are viewed.

Again my thanks for reading and see you next time.

The Autistic Composter and Earthen Wurmin

Lasting Thoughts

Feature Image – Sunset Poppies Field Red – Free photo on Pixabay

Lasting Thoughts of the Day Directory

Red Valerian
Lasting Quote

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs


Deep Thoughts – Morning Light Music

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September’s Song

Autumnal palette
Orange amber magenta
Brightens longer nights

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II
The whisper of a cool breeze reminds me that sultry summer dreams are coming to an end. I welcome brown sugar oatmeal, crisp apple days, and cozy blanket snuggles. My cup overflows with the pumpkin spice of life.

Do you have a poem you have written or perhaps nature photos that you would like to see displayed in the Lasting Thoughts series?

If so drop me an email with your poem or photos [include where they are from] to

Rory Matier
The Autistic Composter

Lasting Thoughts Poetry

Meadow Campion
Lasting Reflection Thoughts

Be a warrior, not a worrier.

Don’t stop smiling

The key to success? Do stuff

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here