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!

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Update on Queenie and her lost feathers

Poor Queenie! Remember I posted about her going into moult?

She has started to regrow her feathers but still looks a bit of a mess.

Now the weather is colder she spends a lot of time inside the hen house. I think she is cold without her feathers.

They ARE growing back again...slowly!


  1. Hi!

    What a lovely blog!

    Petition has been signed and is linked to my facebook page, emailed to all my friends and family and will put a notice up in the staffroom at workt too.
    The government have kept this very quiet...

    My Dad is a Master Composter too (for Cheshire East and West) - he has a ball doing it!

    megan x

  2. Hello Moschops ( love the name!)

    Thak you for signing, the more , the better I hope. We need all the trees we can get I reckon!

    I may have met your dad, did he go to any of the GO MC conferences in the last few years as if he did I probably talked to him..I ran a couple of workshops and I chatted to loads of lovely people at the two conferences which have been held.

    Anyway lovely to see you here on my blog and thank you for the lovely comments.


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