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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Thursday 21 August 2008

Wednesday produce and 5 good things

Produce today

2 x 1 Kg marrows ( oops I didn't catch the courgettes in time!)
2 Kg Courgettes
0.5 Kg Aubergines
3 Kg Tomatoes
there are some Cherry toms ready but it got too dark to pick them....

4 eggs ( thank you all girls except Genghis Hen who is a pain AND Sweetiepie who is a broody star! )


5 good things


1 I am going to get some POL chickens like Henny..lovely big brown eggs soon!
2 I have dehydrated lots more stuff ( oh dear...a common theme is emerging here!)

3 Compostman fixed my juicer which broke but was out of warrenty
He made a new brass bit to replace the useless ( broken) plastic bit so I can use my expensive juicer again!

4 I did some ironing ( which I hate...but I did it anyway!)
5 I did some FS portfolio work....and the chances of me doing ANY during CG's summer hols is vanishingly small so yay me!

6 STILL have some of the chocolate left to eat ALL BY MYSELF


  1. Oooooh - chocolate envy. I could just eat some chocolate and we are a chocolate free house :-(

    Rosie x

  2. It is chocolate made by a couple who have a tiny shop in our local market town..The Velvet Bean..

    Compostgirl bought it as a birthday present for me ( back in April!) so that shows you I don't eat chocolate very often!

    It is yum....


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