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!

Thursday 3 April 2008

Further Rat doings.

More rat outrage!! I am SO cross!!

I planted a bucket full of corn to grow in the Polytunnel for making corn dollies with later on in the year...and the bluddy rats have massacred the lot...

I am very sad and despirited and am off to research alternative rat poisins and traps...

Here are some photos of rat tunnels under a compost bin

and also rat droppings, so you know what you are dealing with....

and a rat run in the grass....


  1. Sadly, I know these signs only too well!

  2. Hmm yes lots of people asking about rats whern I do the compost stands...

    Had a nice chat to Richard Saturday at Ryton...was hoping you might have been there as well, so we could meet in person!


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