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!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Mmm home made butter ..mmm

I have been making butter today, here is a sample...

We all took a turn to shake the cream and Compostgirl was very interested to feel the cream go from thick runny cream, to whipped solid cream to watery buttermilk with a solid lump in the middle......

I have about a 500g pat in the fridge now and Compostgirl drank all the buttermilk!

So I can't use it to make scones after all...ah well she enjoyed it!

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