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 22 July 2007

INEBG tea party!

Here are some friends who we have got to know from us all being members of the "Its Not Easy Being Green" forum. We hosted a tea party for them at Compost Mansions on a very wet Sunday in July.

We had a wonderful time, everybody brought LOADS of food and drink so we spent 5 hours and just ate, talked, ate, talked, drank tea, talked, wandered round the garden and wood, talked, ate more food, talked...I guess you have got the idea by now??

Wandering around the wood and garden, having a break from cake and tea imbibing...

Mam Miniog cuddles Ginger the hen ( I had to frisk her before she left...she wanted to take Ginger back home with her! )

This set me musing..Its strange (in a nice way!) how you can make friends with folk who you have never actually met in the flesh...a modern day version of a pen pal I suppose. Especially if you "meet" them on a forum where you share so many common interests!