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 1 April 2009

Vet visits

A quick post as I am off to the Vets to collect Kitty Cat after leaving him there this am to have his bloods checked for his kidney function (not good, but no worse) and to establish he now has bad arthritis and nothing worse...( and yes he has arthritis and he has had a steroid injection and has some glucosamine tablets to take which hopefully will help)

I had to take Sid puss( injured eye) and Cathy hen ( more Sterile Egg Yolk Peritonitis worries) down to the Vets on Monday..Sid has antibiotic eye drops prescribed and is already much better, but ..Cathy had to have 350 ml of fluid removed from her abdomen and her prognosis is not great :-(

and today she is much worse and I am taking her down to see Tamsin the Vet at 5.30 to discuss her condition :-((

an update on Cathy later will follow.


  1. cute mole. Get better soon Compost mansion animals

  2. Poor Cathy! And she looked so healthy that day she came inside to visit with you. I hope she's not in too much discomfort.

  3. Oh, how sad :( I hate hearing poorly animal stories.

    Hope everything is ok (((HUGS))) for mama too and positive vibes from Cattus Green.

  4. I do hope you can blog good news about all your animals very soon. Give them all a {Hug} from me - and one for you too!

    Rosie x

  5. Feel better Cathy! I too am sending good thoughts and hugs to you and all your animals. Going through a rough patch like this is, well, rough all around.


Hello! Thank you for reading my blog and for commenting. I try to reply as quickly as I can and I really appreciate your interest in my life and doings here in The Compost Bin.