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!

Wednesday 7 January 2009

Our cats

With the cold weather we are currently having here the cats have all been indoors much more than usual.

Compostgirl and Tom Kitten having a cuddle. Tom sleeps on her bed at night. Sidney and Tabitha sleep on ours, and take up an amazing amount of space.

Kitty Cat in his comfy cushion next to the Aga. He is a very old and poorly puss now, so we have moved his cushion as close to the Aga as possible. He sometimes permits Sidney to share it with him but never Tom or Tabitha.

Sidney curled up in a comfy place. He IS a lovely puss and very talkative when outside in the garden! He keeps up a non stop chat of meeps and wows and mews.

Tabitha Twitchett on her favourite chair!

Tom Kitten, when he isn't sleeping on Compostgirl, he sleeps here!

Notice how Tom and Tabitha have silk cushions behind them. I keep on taking them away but they mysteriously return again....


  1. Where would we be without our little furry friends. They give us so much and I'm never lonely when they are around. Margaret

  2. You have lovely cats is lovely to see them, and don't they just take up so much room when sleeping on 'their' bed lol. My two seem to take up more room when they on my bed than the dog and myself put together!! but never seem to have the heart to move them. take care fiona

  3. Just love the cats. They seem very content being inside right now.

  4. You have very handsome cats! I've enjoyed reading your blog. This is my first visit.

  5. Hello Moving on up and welcome to the Compostbin.

    Thank you for your kind words, the cats all think they are wonderful as well!

    I am glad you like my blog, I try to make it interesting.

    Cw x


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