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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

We had two of CG's friends over for the day, today, so they all played in the woods all morning.   yay for Free Range children!

CM made us all yummy pizza and I made us yummy soup for our lunch, then went to look at the Oats being Combined, over the road, which entertained the children no end, they then watched my DVD of "Tales from the green valley" about a 16th C farm year and saw how it would have been done 400 years age...

We then made some crafty things with torn up bits of magazines, they watched a film while I prepared chutney ingredients and CM made yummy Almond Cookies. Which were scoffed by the ravening children at afternoon tea time along with home made bread, butter and assorted jams ...

After the friends had gone home CG and I had a lovely hour doing embroidery, she has not tried this before and has already started on a very good sampler and was most pleased by the whole process.

I have now (just!) finished potting the chutney, and have just emptied the dehydrator for today.

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