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!


Friday, 15 August 2008

Fertile Eggs!

Today I have not been well at all, I have some kind of chest infection I think which is making it hurt to breathe. So I have not done much today, a load of washing, some paperwork, tidying up and going to collect...the 7 fertile eggs from my friend's farm!
Wwe all went to see the parent birds, they are Silver Dorkings and very handsome they are , too! Here is the magnificent Cockerel with his Hens
They are SO lovely!
And here are the eggs!

At dusk I went and put the 7 eggs in the nest while Sweetiepie was having a drink, she has settled on to them and is going "bok" again....

So fingers crossed everybody that we have success!

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