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!

Sunday 15 August 2010

Forum Friends visit - Homemade Life forum meetup pt 1

Was great Very Happy

This weekend  we hosted a meetup for some friends from The Homemade Life forum.

Just after lunch on Saturday, Budburst, her husband and lovely daughter ( 5 months old!), Dandelion  and her husband, Mrs C and her husband and lovely 9 week old baby daughter, Elen Sentier and her husband all arrived to spend the day with us having fun, eating cake, talking, admiring the hens, looking around and generally having a great time.

We had originally planned to spend a lot of time in the wood, but it was very wet, so we stayed inside and ate and laughed and chatted and drank lots of tea.

The two babies were adorable! And SO well behaved and interested in all that was going on around them! ( and boy, was there a lot going on!)

During the day the Hens were admired, Guinea pig cuddled (he disgraced himself by weeing on Elen...) Rabbit was stroked, cats were terrified by small people ( why? who knows?)

Dandelion and her husband had to leave after tea but others stayed in the evening and ate a pot luck supper of various dishes we had all contributes ( as was the cake, earlier!)  when lots of cider and wine was also consumed.

Mrs C and family then stayed the night, ensconced ( love that word!) in lovely clean and tidy spare room ( I have been cleaning it out earlier in the week luckily). The original plan was to have people camping but it was just too wet so we offered the guest bedroom to the three of them.

Have had a lovely day and hope all visitors did as well.

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