Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Monday 26 February 2007

Nest boxes for Birds

Today we put up some nest boxes on various outbuildings. My husband built some boxes which were suitable for various birds, he built a robin box, a blue tit box and also a bat box. These will hopefully be inhabited very soon and I can regale you all with pictures and stories about the birds and their young.If anyone reading this is interested in building and erecting nest boxes, the RSPB have really good and very clear instructions at the following site:-


a similar RSPB site, more suitable for children is:-


This is from the RSPB Wildlife Explorers club set of pages and I can strongly recommend any children joining this club - we are family members of the RSPB and my daughter loves the stuff she gets sent!

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