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 27 September 2008

Sweetie six are three!

Weeks old, that is!

The chicks are growing fast now.

This is a cockerel I am sure...It is the only chick with a patch of solid colour on its wings ( as opposed to cuckoo markings like the others) and it grabs all the food and runs away!

The chicks have just learned to scratch in the ground for food! This is some video of them scratching and generally cheeping around the orchard.

And this is my gentle hen, Goldie. She LOVES to jump up on me and perch on my arm or shoulder and croon in my ear!


  1. Hello Compostwoman,

    You're Goldie looks like my 'Rosie'...but my gal is less attentive! Nice site, I'm going to enjoy reading it.

  2. Hello HowlingDuck!

    I like your blog, also! and I am going to stick it on my blog list.

  3. Oh those chicks are just adorable! Love the video of them! Goldie is a lovely looking henny :)

  4. Huh! she MAY be lovely and lay eggs every day and croon in my ear etc.............

    but TODAY she pooped on my head AND I had just washed my hair!!!

    Grrrrrrr !

  5. Aww they look lovely. I just came across your blog from your comment on Jennie World Today. I'm getting hens very soon, I've bought a purple eglu which should be delivered on Friday. Very excited.


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