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!

Saturday 12 June 2010

I'm back!

and have such a lot to tell you all...but am very tired at the moment after a fraught few months, what with teacher training, intermittent repeated bouts of vertigo, running courses in the woods, growing stuff in the garden and poly tunnel and generally trying to cram 2 lives worth of stuff into each day!

 so .......will post about all that has been happening here another time.

Will also post up a picture of the wonderful new hen run which Compostman made for me, to keep my feathery ladies safe from the fox.

yes, sadly I lost 3 more hens to a fox...RIP Mac, Babs and Custard.....

but then got two more ex commercial flock hens, who are called Cumin and Coriander, as they are ginger hens like Ginger, so I have continued the "Spice Girl" theme. I exchanged them for Spot the Cream Legbar Cockerel, as he attacked me once too often (what is it with cockerels?)

So I now have 10 feathery ladies, all of whom are lovely,

Anyway it is lovely to be back and I look forward to posting a bit more frequently , now I have finished the teaching course.


  1. Welcome back! You were missed.

  2. yes welcome back. You inspire me!

  3. As I tried to say Saturday, but bloglines was having problems, it's good to have you back. I look forward to hearing more about your chickens and whatever else you are up to. I admire your persistence. If I'd lost so many chickens to the fox I'd probably have given up by now. I hope the fox can be deterred from any more chicken dinners at your expense.


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