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 14 March 2009

A thank you to all my lovely followers and readers.

I have just noticed I have gained a fair few followers and new readers recently, so hello and welcome to all the new folk, and hello and thank you to all the existing followers/readers of my blog.

I am very happy to see so many people are interested in what I get up to here at Compost Mansions, with Compostman and Compostgirl, the chickens, the cats and all the other wildlife here.

I feel enlivened? enthused ? more and more, as we creep out of the dark, dull days of Winter and into the more sunny, fresh air of Spring. I have the most wonderful spring flowers now blooming, the woodland daffodils are beautiful and there should be a good display of bluebells in a month or so.

I am not out working in the garden today as I am attending a Play conference in Hereford all day and tomorrow I have a trip to Garden organic Ryton, so a busy weekend (in a different way) for me :-) I hope to bring some pictures back from Ryton :-)

I (fingers crossed!) have hopefully managed to sort out the various computer issues I have been having recently and will be able to blog a bit more.

So think of these flower pictures as a "thank you" bouquet from me, to all of you, for following and reading my blog :-))


  1. Ryton is the most wonderful place, we live quite close and visit a couple of times a year if we can. The last time we went we got our organic drying beans, they have been wonderful.

    So many good ideas that can be adapted for even a small gadren....

  2. Thank *you* for this blog! It is always a pleasure to come and read, and I learn so much from all your ideas.

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with us.. enjoy your weekend.

  4. Ilove your blog and popping by.
    all of todays photos look lovely!!

  5. Visiting your blog is one of the highlights of my day. I just want to know how the girls are and what they are up to, and you have a talent for words.



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