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!

Tuesday 15 July 2008

Sid the new kitten

Sid was a "lost" kitten....he is about 16 weeks old ( hard to tell as he is a bit thin...)

3 weeks ago a nice lady nearish to us found him, extensive enquiries round all her farming neighbours drew a blank as did CPL Hereford, ads in local papers, asking at local schools etc.....

I saw her ad in a local farmers shop, called but was told he had just been re homed..however
...she called a couple of days ago to say the re homing had sadly not come off and would I still like him?

so I went over to her house last night....and came away with SID!


Sid the Kitten is now ensconced on our bed..( well THAT took less than 24 hours!) .....having saved us from the dangerous garlic which was fiendishly hanging threatening us in the kitchen...and who has also rescued us from the diabolical table legs which were threatening us in our sitting room...........( he has shredded the garlic stalks and kicked hell out of the table legs!)

spookily he has so far shown signs of doing all the " unique " things our much missed, late lamented beloved Monty puss used to do.......... :shock:


  1. He looks gorgeous! Congratulations on the latest member of the compost family.

  2. THANK you Mrs C!

    He has been a bad boy today, though...he wee'd and poo'd on a sofa bed TWICE!



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