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!

Tuesday 21 October 2008

A beautiful sunset and moonrise.

Last week we hosted a Compost Seminar at Compostgirl's school for Teachers to be trained in composting and wormery ownership. (a post about it is in preparation...to come soon...) I was helping set up , and did a talk on composting and school gardening and how to integrate it in to the curriculum, and by the time I finished helping to pack up and clear up at school it was very late and I wanted to get home!

I was about to get in my car when I spotted the violet and scarlet streaks of this sunset, so I waited and walked up the school field to the brow, to get a better view. As a result of waiting I was priviliged to experience and photograph the MOST FABULOUS sunset!

And then later Moonrise over the wood.

Sorry its a carp photo, but you get the idea!

Wonderful wonderful sights!


  1. Simply stunning

    /sits back and marvels

  2. Very atmospheric. Absolutely beautiful. Right place right time eh!

  3. Gorgeous pictures. Glad you managed to get photographs... would look lovely framed.
    Jane xxx

  4. Hi its me again... Check out my latest post.... you have been tagged!!
    Love Jane xxx

  5. Lovely photos! Sight for sore eyes :)
    Karen x

  6. Beautiful pictures!

  7. Thank you all for the nice comments I must admit to feeling RATHER proud of the sunset ones! and yes am planning on framing one, at least..
    now I just need to work on the Moon photos...


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