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!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Cleaning nest boxes

Clearing out some nest boxes today, ready for their use this year and in two adjacant  boxes we found these old blue tit nests :-)

This one is made almost entirely from cat hair - and it looks like it is all from Tom Cat.

This one however has mainly thistledown as the lining  with a few white chicken feathers.

      -Isn't it wonderful how birds use anything which comes to hand beak?

Thank you for the good wishes for my rapid recovery from dental work, I am feeling much improved now :-)

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