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!


Thursday, 3 July 2008

The Hens move in!

Today we prepared the new hen house for occupancy. I sprinkled "Barrier" Louse and Red Mite powder ( mmm smells lovely...Lavender and Tea Tree oils!) around in the house, and Compostman lined the bottom with plastic sheet so I can clean out the droppings more easily. .
I then put a good thick layer of Easybed in the bottome of the house ..this is certified Organic by OFG , so I am hoping it doesn't contain any nasty herbicides!!




I did the same in the nest boxes, and filled them with clean straw.





Once that was done Henny and Ginger were VERY keen to see what was going on,





so I have left them shut in the run this afternoon to get used to their new home

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