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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Sunday 16 November 2008

Kitty Cat

I thought I ought to post up a couple of pictures of Kitty Cat, if only to give people some idea of how big he is!

He IS a big cat, he only weighs 10 lb now but in his prime was 18 lb of pure hunting muscle.

So far he is happily coming in at dusk every evening and taking his tablet in a ball of cheese, with no problems, and then lying by the Aga or on the sofa for the evening. AND he *is* looking a little better since we started him on them! So thats good, isn't it?

He didn't used to always come inside every night, some times we didn't see him for a week but I think he now needs us to feed him rather more than he used to as he is too poorly to hunt at the moment.

He has always been welcome to come inside with us, he isn't deliberately kept outside btw! He just seems to prefer being outside and sleeping in the loft over the garage. Compostman made him a heated bed a few years back , which gets put on in the winter months, so he is warm and cosy in there and has food and water at all times as well.

We would have liked him to be more of an indoor puss but he has always done what HE wants, as is always the case with a cat IMO!

Lovely big gentle Kitty Cat, a real character!

These are standard height kitchen units, so you can get an idea of how big he is!


  1. He is just like my Wayland! He also would probably live outside, but he comes back for food and warmth. We are under no illusions that he probably has about 6 homes around here. He has been neutered, however still comes in with regular warwounds. (Where he is obviously the aggressor!)

    Hope he does well.

  2. Kitty Cat is just a gorgeous big boy!!! How handsome he looks! I am so glad he is taking his medicine.. (like a man!!) Hopefully he will be feeling much better.....
    Give him a little hug from me!!
    Love Jane xxx


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