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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Tuesday 19 October 2010

Cassi and the giant mouse.

What do you mean? It is not a mouse?

Are you sure?

Oh, ok then, I will be friends with him!

Cassi is very friendly and likes both Fudge the Guinea pig AND Peter Rabbit. Peter likes her also and they nuzzle each other and sit next to each other when Peter is on my lap. Peter is, of course, much bigger than Cassi, but even so...

 Similarly, Fudge runs up to her and wheeks at her and happily lets her lick him and grooms her back...strange, you would think both these small animals would see her as a threat but apparently not.

I am still not going to leave them alone together, though...just in case.


  1. LOL!!

    I hadn't realised how beautiful Cassi is: I Love her markings.

  2. So do I, Jo! She is very affectionate and atthe moment is sitting on my lap patting at the keyboard as I type.


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