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!

Thursday 10 January 2008

Pottering in the polytunnel...

After I posted yesterday about giving the Guinea pigs a cuddle because they couldn't go out in their run, I had a 4am "smack on the head" moment...why on earth didn't I put their run in the largely empty ( at this time of year) polytunnel??

So we did.

The polytunnel needs cleaning up now, ready for the ( rapidly approaching) growing season.

So compostgirl and I had a bit of fun this afternoon, cleaning pots, putting stuff in the wheelbarrow to go on the compost heap, cutting dead stuff off plants overwintering etc etc

And then a pair of feathered helpers turned up to join in!!


  1. I Know!!

    So much of the stuff We get for compostgirl, I WISH it came in a size to fit ME!!

    She has some lovely boots..as a Yule present...and oh how I wish they came in a size 8!!


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