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 8 July 2011

Visit to Ludlow.

 Ludlow Castle in the late after noon murk

 Woodstores at Derham House

The house itself.

Home of Clearview stoves

Lots of lovely rooms in this mansion, all set out as a showroom for Clearview products.

I liked the old kitchen best, this Clearview is 27 years old and still going strong.

Compostgirl went off on a week long Activity Holiday with school and while she was away we had a few days out. One was to Ludlow, where we had lunch, wandered around the town and castle and then went to Dinham House, home and showroom for Clearview Stoves.

We are still arguing  discussing about which new woodburner make to get, a Burley or a Clearview.!


  1. Oh lucky you anew stove, I know we are going to miss ours so much this winter!!

  2. Ludlow! A place I've actually visited. :) One of my great adventures driving there by myself.

    I'm envious - a wood stove is high on my want list.


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