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!


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Walking in my wood

I love walking in fallen leaves. 



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After the storm of yesterday, which was pretty wild and blowy, I went down to check that the trees were OK in the wood. It was still very windy and the wind had blown off nearly all the leaves, but only a few dead branches had been blown down and nothing unexpected was found.



No leaves left


Even the log circle clearing is bare.


I love this time of year.

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