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!
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
it was really horrible out there today, but despite the rain, hail and sleet, I managed to make this willow structure, with help from children at the school and other members of staff.
All told we made 3 more today to add to the big one we made on saturday.
A roundhouse and two arbours ( mine is an arbour)
The children all had the chance to make some bit of at least one willow structure and also went and inspected the one the adults made at the weekend.
They can't wait for the willow to green up and be magical and shady.
I am going to make some similar structures in the wood as shelters. All good fun!
Saturday, 27 March 2010
making more of them with the children next week................
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Am back working and growing and doing my teacher training course...but it is all hard going as I am still not very well...I am ok ish, no more than that and with not much time or energy left over for blogging!
so blogging is one of the things which has to "give" at the moment I am afraid....
Expect me when you next see me....
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
It came on with a vengence on Sunday, after bouts on and off last week and I was so ill I got carted off in an ambulance to A and E Monday night. Fortunately they let me out Tuesday morning, with drugs to take for it.
Am back at home now but spending the day on virtually total bed rest, looking at a blank wall in a darkened room is the order of the day. Am on drugs to reduce sypmtoms ( but not by much) which give me maybe an hour a couple of times a day where I can eat, see ok to read, type etc.
so am taking advantage of the current "good" spell now, to send a couple of important emails about cancelling work, and to let you all know what has happened.
Thank you for the kindly comments and emails I have already had but I am really not up to answering them at the moment - I hope you can all understand why?
Don't worry, I will live, but its not much fun being me at the moment!
Will come back when I am able.