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!

Sunday 3 June 2007

Guinea Pigs!


Well the other adition to the livestock last month were .....Guinea pigs!
Two young male piggies, called Coffee and Fudge. Coffee is still very shy and nervous, but Fudge was easily coaxed to us with food from the very beginning....he also likes to cuddle up under my chin and makes little whickering noises...

So we now have 2 hens, 2 guinea pigs and 2 cats....
(Some woolly lawn mowers I think next, to cut down on fossil fuel use when mowing all that grass....ha ha)

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