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!

Friday 20 February 2009

No email and I really needed it for work, today!

If anyone was needing to email me ( either on my compostbin email OR any personal emails you have for me)...you can't, as my ISP is down and has been all day....both client and web mail!

so I have had no emails at all, and I can't send any out either, which has been a bit of a business blow as I had all sorts of stuff scheduled to do today...and I have only just realised I have comments awaiting moderation, too! ( oops sorry folks)

I am off to meet a batch of new in-training Master Composters tomorrow at their training course, to chat to them about being an MC and working with children etc...

So I have been sorting through my expenses claim today as I have been a bit remiss in putting them in and I suddenly realised I am owed a fair bit of money...which I could do with :-) and can drop off the claim tomorrow :-)so that will be a nice payment soon.

Some eggciting news, I am going to be offering chicken keeping courses via Omlet soon:-)))

I have been working out slots in my diary, sorting out course dates and writing up my profile and course details etc. I have also talked to the chickens concerned and explained they all need to be really really nice to the two legs who will be coming to see them...and not do anything too wacky...

So, all in all a good day here, and the weather has been lovely and sunny, the crocus are all out and the snowdrops are amazing now, I must take some photos for you all to see the ones in the wood.

I may well lose my broadband connection, next...so if I disappear for a bit, don't fret!


  1. First off, I must say I have learned so much and been so inspired my your really wonderful blog. I am composting seriously for the first time this year and I have a question about cooked fish scraps. I know meat isn't really suitable for composting but what about fish? My husband and I eat fish fairly regularly and we were wondering if the bits and bones could go into our pile.
    Melissa at Wheelers Rabbit Hill Farm

  2. Gack, my comment got eaten. Just wanted to say it sounds like a very productive day, with getting the course materials ready and working on the profile. I'd love to see your pictures of the growing plants, this time of winter they are a sight sorely missed.
    What is the Master Composter group? Is it a training/outreach program?


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