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!

Wednesday 6 June 2007


Ginger has laid an egg - her first!

Ginger and Henny having some grit in the sunshine...

and this is what happens when a Jet screams overhead JUST as you are giving your clever hen a cuddle....!


  1. OOouuchhh!! that arm looks SORE!poor hen & poor you! bloomin planes grrrr!

  2. Yes it is!
    And it is now also covered with pin pricks from the allergy tests I had later on the same day....

  3. sorry to jump in on your blog but I logged in earlier to find that my pm to you hadnt gone ... and now I seem to be locked out of the forum LOL ... well marked as inactive anyway ... I have tried to get in touch with one of the Mods to see if they can help .... its maddening. Hopefully when I get it sorted it will come through to you.

    Hope the scratches are better :-)


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