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 2 August 2008

Saturday 5 good things

Well its a bit hard to think of them today as we all three are poorly with some nasty bug :-(

but here goes!
( and this covers produce for today as well....)

1 We all slept in late this morning as we all are poorly

2 Hens laid 5 eggs ( plus a useless one from Genghis Hen )THANK YOU HENS
3 So far have around 70 lbs of spuds harvested and thats less than half the plot, so fingers crossed the blight isn't too bad
4 New AV equipment sounds good
5 Kittens and Sid seem to be getting along a little better!

6 Managed to sort out Blogger problem and get Sitemeter back on blog

plus some pictures of various flowers decorating/drying yesterday ;-O

This is a Monarda didyma...Bergamot or Scarlet Bee Balm...but I have NEVER had this double flower before!!


  1. Hope you are al feeling better now


    Jaded Green

  2. Hiya JG!

    Today WAS better and I think I can find "5 good things"!

    how are you keeping?
    I shall go "to the Bar " and inquire!


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