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!

Thursday 7 August 2008

Thursday thoughts and broken eggs

As usual in the morning had a wander around the garden , making sure everything was ok. The Polytunnel is at its most prolific at this time of year, it needs lots of water and food and tender loving care. I usually check on it after I have fed the hens, collected their eggs and let them out!

and the Sweetcorn is busy "doing its stuff" ...pollen drifting down from the flowers to land and (hopefully) give us lots of lovely Corn on the Cob..... :-))

Today's haul from the garden and polytunnel

2 Kg of courgettes
4 Kg of Tomatoes

500 g Aubergines
1 Green pepper - the first one ready from the Polytunnel!
and the MOST PERFECT BEEF Tomato ..weighing in at 250g ALONE!

Eggs...hmm well we had a bit of a disaster there...Compostgirl and I went out to get the eggs and brought them back in to the kitchen, whereupon Compostgirl knocked the egg bucket over and the 2 eggs smashed on the floor......
Ah well the kittens had fun lapping it up...I wonder if I can get them to clean up the rest of the kitchen floor with their tongues?

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