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!

Thursday 1 October 2009

Chicklet update

Here are some pictures of the chicklets aged 15 days old...growing fast, see the feathers forming?


  1. They are gorgeous and my how they have grown!!! They look sturdy little things, bless them!
    With Love, Jane xxx

  2. Little beauties!! Growing nicely!You might want to check out my little lovelies too!

  3. Aren't they great!! They look so interested in the world!

    "ooo what's that there!" "oooo check that out!"

  4. So sweet! I have a chick that looks just like yours, what kind are they? I was calling my poor thing a mutt because I didn't know! :)

  5. Oh wow! They're coming on really well :-) Still completely gorgeous too!

  6. PS. We have 15 chicks now all hatched in the incubator. Thanks to reading your blog I was able to help a couple when they became a bit dehydrated. All doing well!

  7. I could never be a hard boiled farmer-type. I would just be squee-ing and cooing too much...THEY ARE TOO CUTE!


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