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!

Monday 8 February 2010

CW does a happy dance of success!

Dear friends, am shattered, have today spent ALL day being assessed doing teaching AND assessing everybody else while THEY did THEIR teaching...very hard work indeed and had very poor night sleep last night ( fire alarm battery failed, so it kept on going "beep", then cat was sick on bed, then CM got up...)

so am shattered now...(6 pm)

at moment am sorting out what I need to do to finish my teacher training portfolio..if I do it NOW I will remember all the comments etc made today about what I need to do...if I leave it till tomorrow...I won't remember ANYTHING....(rolls eyes)

trouble is, am so knackered.   tired, I can't remember anything, anyway.....
later...( 10 pm)
It is wine time!
LOTS of wine time!

I have just finished my Teacher training (part 1) portfolio!.( hurrah!)

Today was very hard work, but it is over now and I have finished my portfolio!!! (CW does a happy dance around her study)

I now have 2 clear weeks until I start the next part of the teaching stuff.....so I can get on with LOADS of outdoor stuff ( if the weather gods are kind to me...)

AM a very happy CW, tonight :-)


  1. Congratulations CW!! So very well done!!!!! Enjoy the two weeks rest......
    Love Jane xxx

  2. Thank you both!

    Must admit I went back to bed this morning at about 9.30, for what was meant to be an hour extra sleep...and then Compostman woke me up at 1.30! Eeeek!

    Must have needed the sleep, though....

    Am out in the sunshine doing gardening stuff at the moment, dodging the rain showers, but I DON'T CARE!


  3. It must be nice to have a couple of weeks without the paperwork stress. I hope you manage to sort out the fox stress soon. I was reading a blog belonging to a woman somewhere in America who had to chase a coyote away from her chickens this week! Predators are getting cheekier! Do you think it's down to the colder-than-we've-been-used-to-recently winter?

  4. I give a huzzah in your general direction. Well done and enjoy your respite


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