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!

Friday 29 October 2010

Packing up and making friends.

I am packing books out of the main sitting/hearthroom and having a clear out as I go ready for the major works to start in there.

I am amazed at just how many books on an eclectic mix of subjects we actually have between us. Shocked I am  doing a full count so I know exactly how many books we do have at Compost Mansions. I have not done this for several years!

Peter Rabbit is now back home having had "the op" and is recovering well. In 10 days or so he can have a doe as a friend so it will be worth it!

Guinea pigs now getting on very well, so the two new boys can stay with us and not have to go back to the small animal charity. Their names are Snowy and Chalky.
This is Snowy sniffing Fudge.

I have a meeting later to go to later on today in Hereford but for now am continuing to clear out the polytunnel, doing washing and packing away books on a rotating basis.

And what are you all doing today?


  1. i absolutely adore guinea pigs. I used to raise them and show them too at local rabbit shows. I now have an elderly piggy sow living here and cannot imagine life without a piggy friend or two. I love your set up! They are lucky little pigs!

  2. If you look at the next post you will see the double decker hutch they all live in, when they are not in their run!

    I have just fed them and said night night and had a wheekie chat with them all.


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