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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Monday 4 August 2008

Monday musings and produce

6 EGGS TODAY!!!! Genghis Hen laid a 100g, solid shelled Whopper of an egg and the other 5 lovely girls also obliged!

Compostman lifted 30 Kg of onions yesterday and I spent a considerable amount of time spreading them out in the PT to dry..and another 35 ish kg of Red Onions to come today.. The ones which we don't think will store have come in to be used up straight away, probably in pasta sauce or soup or chuteney I suspect!

Am now rapidly running out of shelf/fridge/coolroom space and NEED to get on with freezing/chutneying/drying stuff and MUST pickle some shallots today.........and make more room in the freezers so I can freeze some more of the produce.....hmm think Damson wine will be a good idea plus some Damson Jam!

But before I can do ANY of that first I have to tidy and clean the brewroom ( lower bit of the Kitchen...)

Its a busy time of year! plus there is the 6 Kg tomatos from the PT yesterday AND the 40 Kg of spuds so far lifted :-o and I haven't picked today yet...and there WILL be more courgettes to pick, plus more herbs and aubergines and tomatoes....

Arrrrrrrggggggggghhhh! ;-)

Today added another 2 cucumbers, 1.5 Kg Courgettes , 2 Kg Tomatoes and 300g ( and that is a LOT!) of Basil....


  1. Thats a great haul from the garden,I am deep in processing ours most days myself so I know what hard work it is,is that a pumpkin??! Ours are no where near anything other than green at the moment

  2. Hi there!

    it IS hard work, isn't it? BUT sooooo rewarding....

    and yes it IS a Pumpkin...but it is the last of the 2007 ones and is there to remind me to make soup and so on...before it is TOO past its prime!

    Nice to see you here :-)


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