I don't know if this is going to work or not but wish me luck anyway!
I have built another straw bale bed and at the end nearest the house, I have installed a polystyrene box. This box has drainage holes (larger than normal), a layer of newspaper topped with a layer of my garden worms and the soil they were living in, topped with the contents of our compost bucket. I have covered this with a copy of the West Australian (shuts out the light and is nice and thick), with an old door mat on top.
My idea is that the worms will thrive, pee like mad (thus fertilising the straw bale bed) and eat up our compost. If some want to migrate into the bed, all well and good, but their food and goodies will be in the polystyrene box.
What do you all think, will it work? These poor worms are the guinea pigs before I shell out for the proper compost worms.