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 22 May 2009

Buddys Friday

Margaret, over at Margarets Ramblings, came to visit us this week, along with lovely daughter Fiona from
A pot, a thought and a smidgen of dirt

It was lovely to meet them both "in person" and they stayed to lunch with Compostman and I.

We walked around the garden, they met the cats and hens, we went in to a (very wet soggy ) wood and generally had a good old natter about this and that ( as you do!)

They left to go back to their holiday cottage a bit earlier than planned(Garak their lovely dog was getting a bit stressed because he had to stay in the car I think, which was a shame but our cats, especially old Kitty Cat, just don't get on with dogs :-( )

So they didn't get to meet Compostgirl as had been originally planned but it was really great to meet up with them and have them stay for lunch!

Margaret and Fiona, you are as nice in person as you both come across in your blogs.

Margaret runs a regular blog event called "Buddys Friday" where you are invited to join in and share help, support and advice on a number of subjects. its a really good idea and in these troubled, recession hit times anything which helps folk to be more frugal and self reliant is A JOLLY GOOD THING in my book :-)

So...why not pop over to her blog and have a read?


  1. Hello Compostgirl, I was interested in your post to "Buddy's Friday" - it sounds like a great idea, BUT my browser: Google Chrome, came up with a warning message: "Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
    The website at margarets-ramblings.blogspot.com contains elements from the site countrycottagechic.blogspot.com, which appears to host malware - software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer."

    If you are in contact with Margaret you may want to let her know, it may be nothing, or someone may have posted something hidden or nasty there.


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