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!


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Apple juicing


We have had an amazing apple harvest here this year, so much so that we had to split the juicing into two sessions - the first for the apples which were destined for juice and the second session for the cider making apples.

 As usual we used The Little Cider Press Co for the juicing


 We got 35 l of juice from one pressing - thats VERY juicy apples!


So after I came home I spent the rest of a very hot afternoon filling up bottles and pasteurising them, 13 bottles at a time.




We ended up with 40 bottles of juice - should help us through the winter :-) The juice tastes wonderful - bottled sunshine!

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic to hear. I live in Kent, aka "The Garden of England." I am surrounded by apple orchards, most of which are no longer actively harvested due to the incredible growth of cheaper imported apples in supermarkets here. So they are there for the picking (with the farmers' permission, of course)!

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  2. Welcome, William!

    I have just put up the post about the cider making :-)

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