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!


Friday, 15 October 2010

A featherless tale....



Queenie in July 2010





Taken 3 days ago, lots of feathers gone now...feathers dropping gently, everywhere! Queenie is a Blue Orpington and they have a lot of feathers to change...




Taken today. Poor Queenie! She is hiding in the hen house most of the time now as I think she is embarrassed at the lack of her normal feathery splendiferousness....! The floor is carpeted with her feathers....and all over the run as well

2 comments:

  1. Does your egg production drop way down when the girls are moulting? Mine have.

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  2. Yes, when they moult they do not lay!

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