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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Wednesday 25 August 2010

Our new companion cat

Rescue cat is ADORABLE!

All black except for a bunch of white hairs in a whorl slap bang on the middle of her chest.

She has been at the vets for 3 weeks while they tried to find her owner, with no joy, was found starved and shivering under a shrub and with an injury to her hind paw ( looks like a trap injury, she had lost 2 toes...)

She is so friendly and delightful and purrs and purrs and has already draped herself repeatedly around my neck

Tom Cat and Tabitha think she is the anti christ, of course and much growling and posturing is currently going on in the kitchen...Rolling Eyes

Her name is Cleopatra....she has green eyes....  and has some Siamese blood I think, judging by the way she talks and sucks fur, wool etc!


  1. She's a beauty! With a veterinarian for a daughter, I have been the happy recipient of many rescue kitties over the years.

  2. Gorgeous, and rather like one of my own rescue cat, Pyewacket. Bet she's happy with you. :)

  3. It's almost amazing to think that Black cats are impossible to rehome, isn't it? I'd take ALL the black cats if I could!

    I give a HURRAH and hope for some positive rehoming cat mojo for myself, I want another one!

  4. Definitely some Siamese by the look of her fur and eyes. I can almost hear her voice as we had a similar puss named Isadora Duncan when I was growing up. She lived to 18 or so, so hopefully you should have many happy years.


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