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.

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Monday 11 April 2011

Peter and Crystal

No, these are not some reality show so called celebs! But my two rabbits!

We moved them into the outside run , a few weeks ago. They have a house to go into at night, but basically they live in the run all the time. We move it around every few days and they are very happy in there.

 We moved them over into the orchard a few days ago, because Crystal had started digging in the lawn, so we decided she could dig in the orchard instead. See what she has been up to!

She is making a nest! She pulled lots of belly fur out, took all the hay from the feed rack and carried it down into her underground chamber.

She isn't actually in kit, as Peter has been castrated, but obviously Spring is in her blood and is telling her it is time to have babies.

Cassi Cat looks on, bemused by all the flying soil.


  1. What breed is your rabbits? And why would she make a nest if she isn't going to have babies?


  2. They are both Dwarf Lops. Not small though !

    She is nest building Cheryl, its what Does do....


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