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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Friday 12 December 2008

An especially big full moon tonight.

I was driving into Hereford tonight to do a "big" Pre Bah Humbug Season (PBHS) (known to us as Yule), supermarket shop for loo rolls and tinned stuff and flour and beer and such like..and as I went up over past
The Wonder, up and over the Marcle Ridge, I saw the Full Moon break through the clouds briefly.
I knew tonight's full moon potentially could be a spectacular sight so I stopped and took a picture.

But it isn't very good I am afraid.

Ah well, *I* saw the Moon in her shining, full, closer than usual, splendour, even if I *didn't* capture it to show to you....

So you will just have to use your imagination I am afraid....


BUT I DID get from the evil super more of the flip top beer bottles, full of proper lager, which I can reuse for beer or elderflower champagne making! The price of these to buy means they are a really good deal to get with lager inside!

Have drunk the contents of a bottle tonight...well I NEED to empty it in order to wash it and dry it and store it away, don't I? ;-)


  1. Thanks for reminding me to go out and look tonight. I almost forgot that it is (I believe) the Long Cold Full Moon tonight.
    Elderflower champagne? Sounds delightful!

  2. We went to check it out...but brrr! It would be a lot more fun if we didn't have to stand in snow while moon-gazing.

  3. Elderflower champagne sounds absolutely lovely.

  4. I tell you, both the moon and the sun are full of trickery. I've seen them so big they take over the horizon and then later they look nothing bigger than a pumpkin in the sky.


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