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.

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Thursday 8 July 2010

New drive

Digger and tractor/trailer combo arrived on the dot of 9 am to start digging up the drive...to lay a lovely new gravel drive to replace the badly done ( before our time!) gravel which has become infested with weeds and a slimey fungi when it rains....

cue slight panic, as we realised various large things we need to use during today must be got out of garage NOW, as tractor/trailer will be blocking main doors all day...

I WAS planning on a quiet sleepy sort of day, as I am feeling rather weary after the excitement of yesterday's graduation efforts, but with a JCB and tractor outside in the yard it isn't going to happen....

Oh and for those who inquired ? I graduated yesterday with an adult teaching qualification :-) So I am now officially a teacher :-) The law now requires all this ...even if you have been teaching adults  in FE for years (as I have) you need to join the IfL and do various courses..so I did, starting in Nov 2009. And yes I was very proud to graduate, 21 years after the last time I did so! ( B. Eng (Hons) Materials Science Birmingham)

Am getting ready to do more exciting stuff to do with my work in Moors Wood...will share as soon as I can, I promise!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the graduation - very well done. :)

    Also, the drive - ! I feel your JCB/sleep pain - doing similar things this weekend ourselves, but with a dumper-truck thrown in for good measure. Ah, happy days.


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