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!

Friday 2 May 2008


Compostman has been busy in the wood over the last few weeks, felling some dead trees and turning them into logs. He has made further space to store logs in the lean-to, using the pallets I "liberated" from a skip. Yes those pallets, the ones I injured my shoulder getting!
Still he has put them to good use and made another bay for the logs, so we now have 3 bays, one for "burn now", one for "one year old" wood and one for "felled this season".

We leave the felled logs to dry for a bit as big logs sometimes, or sometimes Compostman cuts them into woodburner lengths and leaves them in a pile in the wood to dry a bit, before bringing them in to stack up under cover.

So the wood is either ready to burn now, ready Winter 2008 or Winter 2009 depending on which bay you look at.

I do like a nice pile of wood!

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