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 1 May 2008

May Day/ Beltaine good wishes

It was too wet here to light a Bel fire outside, so I had to manage with what I had....so I lit the woodburner!

Couldn't quite manage to get the livestock to jump over it...but I did what I could!

Settled down in front of it with a glass of home made cider, after a meal of home grown and cooked food, to listen to "The Lark Ascending"...a piece of music which perfectly encapsulates, for me, this time of year.

I am VERY tired after my efforts of the last 3 days in the woods...and have a busy weekend and week coming up...so need to rest and recharge tomorrow so as to be ready!

Bright blessings and Beltaine good wishes to you all.

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