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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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, 22 July 2010

Helping Queenie

Today I have been mostly washing and oiling Queenie's feet and legs. !

I think she may have a couple of scales which look like they are lifted by scaly mite, so I have implemented the essential oil and smothering regime on the nasty little things so if they ARE there, I will kill the little beggers before they get worse or infect my other flock.

Am a bit unhappy tbh if she does have them, as I paid good money for her and do not expect to have to do this sort of stuff when buying a bird from a reputable breeder...(sigh) but she is such a lovely bird I am going to keep her and sort it out. She let us give her a bath and just sat and crooned at us!

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