Enter Marjorie Wildcraft of Backyard Food Productions. She interviewed Peter Paul about his compost/worm bin and how he makes compost tea. He calls it "worm juice" and it is incredibly easy to make once the set up is done. You can watch the eight-minute interview here.
Peter used a water trough, so I watched Craigslist for a water trough. I found a couple for a good price, but someone else got them first. The others were too expensive or too big (my car will only hold so much).
After three weeks of lurking on Craigslist, I finally gave up and bought two plastic bins on sale at Fred Meyer.
Then stacked the top bin (the one with the holes) on top.
Since I have an abundance of shredded paper (the joys of having a home office), used that instead of leaves for the first layer. The worms from our compost bin were then moved to the new bin on top of the shredded paper.
I have a friend with rabbits, and she gives be manure, so I layered the Bunny Berries and worms with grass clippings, leaves and other yard waste. Put the lid on loosely, and in the corner it goes. Now I just have to wait.
After about four days, I wondered how the worms were doing. I checked the bottom bin, and there was already compost tea! I need a little bit more before I can start using it, but I am really looking forward to big, healthy plants in the garden this year!