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.

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Friday 8 August 2008

Friday 5 good things and produce

Eggs 5 ( Henny is on her regular day off every 8 days)
Marrow 1 GINORMOUS one ( a courgette I missed, OK , OK...)
Othe r stuff..will HAVE to wait till I have cleared the backlog tomorrow morning as I have NO MORE ROOM in the fridge or anywhere else at the moment....

Oh dear and the Purple French beans have just come into production.....

so it s a good job I have arriving my no 1 good thing !

5 good things for Friday ....

1 I have ordered a fabby dehydrator AND got lots of money off it, as an apology for the order not being filled as I wanted first time. What service!
2 Have finally peeled LOADS of (very small) shallots for picking tomorrow!
3 Sid has been to the Vet for his second innoculations so is now protected from nasty cat diseases for a year
4 Have just watched recorded Hawkwind documentary on BBC 4 and realised how many times I went to see them...
5 have realised I am still basically the same person I was 30 ish years ago..just more saggy and wrinkly on the outside, but still basically a hopeful happy hippy at heart....



  1. I managed to pick up a dehydrator at the local second hand shop for a tenner(it was brand new still in the original packaging) had been wanting one for ages but couldnt afford one, now my pantry is stocked up with jars and containers of all my dried goodies,my favourite thing dried is kiwi fruit great on cereal

  2. Hi Liz!

    I can't wait till tomorrow ;-)))

    I have LOADS of toms, courgettes and Aubergines just waiting to be dried!

    Thanks for visiting my blog btw


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