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 12 July 2010

It's looking more like a drive now and less like a bombsite!

Another day of stone and gravel and stuff....it is looking more like a drive now and less like a bombsite!

Diggerman arrived and set to work and we have been laying geotextile all morning on the dug out drive. We had a quick trip round the corner ( literally, it is just over the fields as the crow flies, although 3 miles by road) to a neighbour who sells gates, fences etc, to order new gates etc for the drive.

Our power went off all morning here, so when we got back from looking at gates Compostman retrieved the camping stove from the store, so I could make much needed mid morning tea for the three of us. It was soooooo frustrating, thinking of all that lovely electricity being generated by our PV's but which we couldn't access....

Then we went back out to do more fabric laying as loads of stone was being delivered after lunch and the fabric had to be ready on the ground!

But, when the lorries got to the quarry there was NO STONE ready.  Grrr. We had to send the lorries to another quarry further away to get the stone, so it didn't arrive until tea time, which delayed the work no end, and cost us more money.
BUT...it is here now and will be spread out tomorrow.

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