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 1 August 2010

A Milestone!

Coo have just realised I managed to post every day during July!

Not intended but hopefully I will continue to post more often now my life has settled back into a more manageable routine, with no more college, teaching practice etc...

Have spent today having a family/home day, we went out to lunch at a local pub, am hosting a friends get together in the near future so, in the interests of testing out possible Sunday lunch venues for any who come to the meet up and want one, we were forced to go to a local pub and try their lunches. Its a hard job, but someone has to do it I can report it was very nice and has def. been added to the list of places to go.

Then I pottered around doing house work (washing, ironing, cleaning) and washing and chores, some arty stuff with Compostgirl, a bit of crochet and knitting and some harvesting of crops.

Have spent today harvesting Lavender and Wheat (because it is Lammas /Lughnasadh, today) also Beans, tomatoes, shallots, beans, cucumber, peppers, courgettes, spinach, spuds, beans. have you got the idea we have lots of beans?

House smalls delightfully of fresh lavender now and have also made my Lammas corn dolly, a bit green still but its my tradition to do one on this day, and then another with the last proper harvest I do.

So...F1 watched, supper eaten ( home made pate on home made toasted bread with home grown home made soup...yum!) wine now being drunk. Hic!

Compostman watching some time travel film thing on TV with the nice Irish chap from the IT Crowd in it...looks interesting but it goes on too late for me, so I am updating on here, before going to bed.

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