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 20 February 2008

A frosty walk in the wood and garden....

I decided today to go for a proper walk in our wood. It was still freezing at noon.....
The cobwebs were still frosted......and magical.

I wandered down into the wood and found this amazing log which has been there for at least the 10 plus years we have been in our house.....

and I noticed that the "Thrushs' Anvil" was in use again :)

The visibility was NOT very good today!!

Where has my house gone??

A badger snuffle pit.....with claw marks!!

Frosted Holly.

My sundial again!.................. sorry;)

See the frost!!

And finally, one of my favourite plants....the Teasels......I LOVE them!!!

I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place and to have such a wonderful wood and garden.

I need to enjoy it more and work in it a bit less I think!! So often we take for granted the good things we have right under our noses...if I had gone out for a day trip somewhere and wandered round a little wood like ours I would have been delighted with the outing...

but because it is "ours" I usually only go and do work in the wood, logging, gathering firewood or doing chores...I NEED to make more time to actually "be in the moment " and ENJOY the wonders on my doorstep!!

in fact I am going to add that to my list of "things to accomplish in 2008"!!

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