Between the cat and the cannabis, I have plenty that needs daily attention to survive. It's good to hear a worm bin doesn't require that level of dedication! I think I will clean out that compost barrel so it's ready to be used. It's huge, though! If I can't find a spot in my shop, I'll have to wait until Spring to get it going. Either way, I'll get it clean and do some reading on worm bins!well as far as it being outside, make sure it temperature of the bin doesn’t go over 85. Ants are also a problem. I recommend keeping it inside. My bin doesn’t smell and it shouldn’t. Everything stays in the bin, I have had pill bugs escape, but that’s about it. It’s easy to maintain and the benefits are better than anything you can buy on the shelf. Doesn’t require that much attention, hell you can forget about them for a few weeks and they’re fine.