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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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

A GOOD day

Today started well and got even better!

After I found Ginger this morning Compostgirl and I have been out for the day with good friends and their children...we all went to Malvern and had a picnic in Priory Park..the children played for 3 hours....then I went back to one of my friends house for a natter and a cup of tea.

Compostgirl had a play with her best friends K and J in their paddling pool and house for another 2 hours, including having her tea with them, while I went to M & S and Waitrose in Malvern :-)

Then we went home....Compostgirl is utterly shattered and fast asleep...and is VERY happy !

and I am off with aforementioned friends to see Mama Mia on Saturday in Worcester, with a meal and wine before hand...

AND I have just heard that Dow are withdrawing Aminopyralid, the pesky herbicide which is causing all the problems!!!

So how good is that!

AND I have been awarded a blog award

Today has gone down in my diary as an officially good day


  1. why is the withdrawl of aminopiralid good? if people would use the product according to the product label, we wouldn't be having the problems we are right now.

  2. I don't usually bother to reply to Anon comments BUT I will to this one.

    A product which can survive being sprayed on to weeds in hayfields, which is then made into fodder for animals, which passes through the animal and into its manure, then the manure from those animals is being stacked for a considerable length of time, before being spread on the soil as fertiliser is STILL capable of producing deformed crops grown in that soil.

    so its NOT just about reading the label...its about a chemical which is SO persistant it can cause problems a very long way down the line.

    And thats why I am glad it is going to be withdrawn.


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