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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Tuesday 3 February 2009

A wonderful snowy tuesday moment.

We woke up to more snow here today, it was very quiet and still. I went to let the chickens out into the orchard and all I could hear was a Robin singing and some Jays screeching at each other ...

I went into the wood paddock, just a little way in by the compost bins,and saw a whole expanse of white, untouched and untrodden except by birds and small animals...and then I saw the Hare. We name her Serena although what SHE calls herself we don't know!

and I was tempted to walk into the wood after her, on that expanse of snowy whiteness, to try to capture her on my camera....

but I didn't :-)

I left Serena the Hare, the other animals and all the birds to enjoy the snow.

At times like this my heart sings with the sheer joy of living where I do.

it is beautiful, simply beautiful...


  1. Oh, a lovely moment! I'm always hopeful that I'll see another hare around the lanes here before long - so magical!

    Willow x

  2. Oh it Was, Willow, it was....

    I felt SO blessed!

  3. Seeing signs of life in the cold winter, makes me realize that there is always something if one keeps the eyes open for it. Hope the hare stays around.

  4. I saw her (?) again today!

    I am SURE it is a she, although I am not sure quite why....

    maybe because I have found "her" forms in springtime?


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