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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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, 13 March 2008

Musings on the passing of time

I have spent a lot of time in the garden recently, sowing and digging and planting and tending the soil...and I have been clearing away the detritus of last years growth and also harvesting the last of the crops from the garden.

I gave a friend a huge bundle of leeks from the garden, whilst they are still in prime condition we might as well use them rather than wait for them to bolt!!

and I made a huge pan of Leek and Potato soup here in the week...the house was full of the smell of leeks and we feasted on the dark green richness of it.

I froze 10 portions in rectangular tubs so we can have some over the next few weeks...( but it goes SO fast in this household!!) and I have only a few leeks left now in the garden, a sure sign that the wheel of the year has turned!

Quite close to the leek patch is where the rhubarb lives...and that is growing fast now...

and the salad seeds I planted 6 days ago have sprouted!!
Spring is definetely sprung.......

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