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.

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Friday 18 July 2008

Friday frolics

Today we bottled up the Victoria plum wine and some cider from last year.

A DJ of wine awaiting bottling

Compostman sterilising the bottles I had washed.
14 bottles of wine and another 5 litres of cider in the store cupboard!

And VERY nice it tasted too!

Mmm home made wine...mmmm


  1. Oh yes (hic!)

    The cider has improved since the last DJ we bottled....just 6 weeks ago....

    Hmm wonder what the other 25 L out in the garage will be like?


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