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 25 March 2010

(Sort of) back in the land of the living

Am sort of back in the land of the living BUT still a bit wobbly.. Labarynthitis is a very horrible thing to have and I have had 3 weeks signed off sick, so had to cancel lots of work, did no gardening or home steading work or even looking after my family...

Am back working and growing and doing my teacher training course...but it is all hard going as I am still not very well...I am ok ish, no more than that and with not much time or energy left over for blogging!

so blogging is one of the things which has to "give" at the moment I am afraid....

Expect me when you next see me....


  1. Take your time and don't rush it. We'll be about.

  2. Keep mending and when you are better we will still be here to read!

  3. Happy to see you back again.
    Good gardening!

  4. Glad to hear you are on the mend ;0)


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