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!

Monday 4 August 2008

Monday good things

1 I am feeling better today! Compostman is feeling better today!

2 6 eggs today including ( in the middle) a WHOPPER from Genghis Hen weighing in at a 100g!

3 I have tidied up the kitchen so I can get on with preserving/brewing/freezing etc
4 Am going to order a dehydrator
5 Have made best friend a present she will love!

6 Kittens are cute, Sid is lovely, Kitty is great, and Hens are hysterical! :)


  1. The kittens are very cute indeed.

  2. So glad you are feeling better :-)
    ROsie x

  3. Just looking at those photos make me want a kitten so much - they are soooooo adorably cute!

  4. Rosie thank you for your good wishes, we ARE all better now and getting on with the madness which is life at Compost Mansions...

    Soloman, Mrs C the kittens are adorable! We are spending a lot of time just playing with the 3 of them...Sid the big kitten is getting used to the smaller ones and Kitty ( the Old gent Cat) just ignores them all and eats his food....


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