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!

Wednesday 23 July 2008

Ginger returns!

I got up quite early this morning, to go and have a look for Ginger. I must admit I was expecting to find a dead hen or a pile of feathers BUT.....she appeared! wet and bedraggled from out of a shrub, a few feathers missing but ALIVE!

Henny ( the other hen of my original pair) ran over to her when she came back and rubbed her neck along Ginger's neck and crooned.....

I am SO pleased she is OK :-)))


  1. What a relief, I would be frantic too if one of our girls went missing! Glad she is ok ;)

  2. I am soooo happy!

    She was a bit scared and spent the day being VERY jumpy so I wonder if it WAS a fox and she managed to get away in time...founs a small pile of her feathers in the garden as well....

    Hmm a lucky escape I think!


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