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!

Monday 2 February 2009

Snowy Monday!

The view from the house into our woodland

Looking across the veg patch

It started snowing here in the early hours of the morning....and by 8 am this is what it was like....

The chickens were not amused, they kept on trying to peck at this strange white feed which was landing on the ground in front of their beaks......

Compostman took Compostgirl to school, our lane was very treacherous but the main road was clear and had been gritted last night.

By 4 pm the snow was a couple of inches deep and falling fast, it is also freezing hard here now.Compostgirl and Compostman had a snow fight when she got home from school...I stayed in the warm and watched from behind a window!

There is a snowball in flight in this shot!

Compostgirl getting a sneak attack in!


  1. Yes we had fun here in Nottingham, the dog loves it but the cats, not so thrilled. Margaret

  2. Lovely pics, they both look like they had a blast just letting loose and playing. We've had some snow lately here too, but nothing much... just a few inches. Enjoy the fun!

  3. Hello all!

    It WAS fun, and we have had even more fun since with the further snowfall...snowmen and snowball fights and all...........


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