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 11 February 2008

Cleaning out the Eglu!

Here are a couple of photos showing how easy it is to take an eglu to bits for cleaning..undo a couple of nuts...lift off the top, remove the slatted perching bars for a scrub..I have 2 sets so I have one set drying and can put a clean set back...

Hose out the inside to kill any nasty mites..., dry in sunshine (or with a towel if there isn't any!!)

put back togeather, reassemble in about 5 mins...and hey presto the hens have a nice clean run, with fresh straw, clean perching bars and fresh food and lots of chippings to scratch in , inside their run....

We also moved the whole run and Eglu to another part of the Orchard and moved the electric fence so the girls were on a fresh bit of land..

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