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 6 February 2008

Yet more hard work in the Garden

Haven't we had some beautiful weather in the last few days!!
This beautiful sunshine!! It has dried up the ground enough for us to get out into the garden and do more digging, tree felling, weeding and clearing up. We have lots of perenial boarders which I leave over the Winter for the insects and birds to enjoy the shelter and the seed heads.

BUT it is now time to clear the old stuff out and put it on the compost bins, before all the new growth REALLY gets going.

So here are some before and after pictures of some of the boarders. I still have to dig them over and mulch them, but at least I can fill up the compost bins with all the lovely stuff I have chopped down! :)

Oh and have a bonfire of all the bitty bits I can't shred, compost or twig pile.
Compostman adding a rotten old pallet to the bonfire....I shall add the ashes to the compost bins when they are cold.

And just for fun a picture of our sundial :)

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