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!

Monday 11 October 2010


This is Cassiopea. She is also a rescue cat, abandoned or lost. I saw her when I went to collect Cleo from the vets and decided that if she was not claimed we would re home her as well. My thinking was that with two existing ( and fed up) cats already, if we were going to have more cats then it would be better to get the hiss/spit stuff over and done with ...

Well, that idea, as we know, didn't work out with lovely Cleo cat. She had to be re homed becasue Tom Cat and Tabitha his sister were so unkind and kept on attacking her with increasing violence. Cleo was disabled, so couldn't fight back and was getting more and more terrified, so eventually, with much sadness, I admitted defeat and found her a new and loving home.

Cassi on the other hand is only a kitten of about 5 months old, so can run away if they attack! .She is also VERY feisty and has already given Tabitha a good scratching. So...the cats are sorting out where they all come in the scratching order, and after only 3 weeks they are all tolerating each other and will all sleep on our bed without fighting.

Hopefully, Cassi will eventually become a friend to the other two.

Isn't she adorable?

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