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 16 October 2008

Oh, to be a cat!

Look who I found on the sofa! Tom Kitten and Sid curled up on end and Tabitha at the other end.

Tom and Sid are very good pals and often sleep in a bundle of cat, like this! Tabitha gets a little fed up with the boisterous boys sometimes...well, a girl needs some space occasionally!

Tom contemplating something outside.

I love my cats, These new kittens have filled some of the HUGE Monty puss shaped hole in my heart and in our lives, He can never be replaced, but these lot are a good alternative!

We now allow them to come upstairs, so sometimes the middle of the night is enlivened by catsplaying on top of us....


  1. Just found your lovely blog. Your cats are wonderful, I have two darlings, Sootie (10) and little Pebbles (1). It is hard to keep the camera away from them isn't it. I am a bit of a novice with composting, just built two big ones with pallets and they are already full so will be following your blog with great interest.

  2. They are sooooooo cute!

  3. Oh the cute factor rises ever higher at Compost mansions tonight!

    I found Tom , Tabitha AND Sid in a cat bundle on a chair.......

    but they moved before I could sneakily photograph them.......

  4. Just love them all.... Ahhhhhhhhh
    Gorgeous bundles of fur!
    Give them all a snuggle from me!!

    Jane xxx

  5. Jane! Go to bed!

    Tonight the cute factor became insufferable as they all cuddled each other and now and then kissed noses....

    I swear they KNOW they are being watched!

    Cw xx


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