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 31 January 2009

Simple, Green Frugal post # 2

I have just put up my second post on the Simple Green Frugal blog. I would be very pleased if you went and had a look at my post (it is about making Chutney) and more importantly looked at the whole blog as it is wonderful! :-))

Thank you!love, Compostwoman


  1. I just came back from the Simple Green Frugal blog, and I loved the chutney post, especially since my family and I eat so much of it. I asked the question over there, but wondering how the flavors of the apples and courgette blend together?

  2. Enjoyed the chutney post CW and have left a comment on the SGFB. It was very well written and informative and made interesting reading! Will most certainly be giving chutney making a good later on this year!!
    Love Jane xxx
    (p.s Hope you are all feeling better... bit of tlc for a day or two will maybe do the trick! Keep Warm!!xx)

  3. Hiya! Livinginalocalzone, I posted a reply on the SGF post?...hope you saw it? I found it was a really nioce chutney and is one I will definately be making again ( but hten I don't think I have ever made a chutney I haven't made again!...

    Aromatic, hi there! How is it going?

    I spent today re arranging the chicken houses and runs...(oooops) and am now feeling very tired and achey...but happy as I spent 3 hours with my beloved chickens and Compostman, out in the garden. Compostgirl is a bit poorly and so she stayed indoors watching a DVD of "Coppelia" ( the ballet) ....with Tom kitten on her lap ( bless)

    I am glad you found the SGF post helpful...

    next one on either compost, leaf mould or growing plants for free..not sure what to write about first!

    Am also putting the flesh on the bones of my book.....I find I am "on a roll" writing so am doing a few more chapters while it is too nasty outside to work on the garden.....

    maybe it will be finished within the decade...we will see!


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