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!

Friday 22 February 2008

Restoring the past............

Today compostman and I went up the lane to our little church to see what was happening with the restoration of the Tithe Barn next to it...

The Church, Barn and Farm complex are a Conservation area, Grade 2* listed and have been there for 900 years

The sundial on the side of the Church

The Tithe barn WAS in a real state and has been being restored for months...but now the new thatched roof is going up!!!

We felt SO happy to see this wonderful site being given the care and attention it deserves...the owners of the Farm have spent a lot of time and money on restoring the farmhouse...I do not know if they are wholly or partly funding the Barn restoration or if it is public money only, but HURRAH for someone stopping the barn from falling into a pile of rotting timber...

I am not ( as you know) a Christian, but I honour the beliefs of others and this site has seen deep held convictions of goodness and kindness for 900 - plus years..if not for longer.

So I am happy to see such a gem being cared for... :)

And it was good for us to do something OTHER than slog in the garden or house.......

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