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!

Tuesday 20 July 2010

(More) New girls!

Meet the new girls! Queenie is the large (!) Blue Orpington , next to her is Opal the White Leghorn and at the back is Pearl Two the White Leghorn

Queenie IS huge! Pearl and Opal are normal sized hens....so you can see how big Queenie is.

Pearl Two and Opal are a bit nervous/flighty ( normal for Leghorns) and it will be a challenge to tame them but I LIKE a henny challenge!

Queenie is just lovely! A great big feathery bundle of love. I am besotted. As is Compostman as well. Queenie is VERY special and we look forward to welcoming her, Pearl and Opal into the feathery lady family, here at Compost Mansions.

At the moment they are all in quarantine from the others, being wormed and generally treated to a special diet and assorted additives in their feed to make sure they are in tip top condition before I add them in to the rest of the feathery flock. They are in lovely condition BUT, you can never be too careful.

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