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!

Saturday 5 July 2008

A walk around the pool in the rain

I went for a wander around our pool in the rain tonight, I don't do this nearly as much as I should, we live in THE MOST amazing place, with suroundings to die for, and so much of the time I am too bloomin' busy to appreciate it?

So I MADE myself take 10 mins and my camera, to go AND SEE.....

Its beautiful :-)

We had visitors today and as usual their reaction to the lovelyness we are surrounded by, reminded me I should really feel much more grateful to live where I do.

We ALL should make time, as the saying goes, to go and smell, not roses in this case but, the scent of damp meadow grass and Meadowsweet and Loosestrife and Scabious and Sweetpeas and a wildflower meadow.....



  1. Even just looking at the photos I can tell how lovely it looks - thank you for sharing with us!

  2. Hi Mrs C!

    Yes it WAS a truly special moment...

    Sometimes its hard to remember why we do all the work we do..its easy to get sucked up in the doing, and forget to appreciate just WHY we do it all!

    The Purple Loosestrife is SO PURPLE!

    I may pick a bit tomorrow and put it in a vase...or maybe I will just make myself go and look at it growing :-)


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