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!

Thursday 15 July 2010

Oh dear..it all went a bit wrong today

Today was the day the top gravel was being delivered. The lorry arrived and started to tip the gravel where we wanted it.

Piles in different places around the drive and yard, so Ken and Compostman could then shovel it and JCB it into place.

Inside the drive all was going very well, but when the lorry had deposited the last pile the trailer part wouldn't go back down!

So the lorry could not drive away... due to the overhanging branches of the big oak tree one way up the lane and the power cables down the lane the other way.

The lorry sat there for nearly 4 hours until it could be fixed. Fortunately not blocking either our drive OR the road!

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