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!

Sunday 29 April 2012

50 years ago...

Well. 50 years ago I was born.

So today I had some lovely presents, friends round for a lovely lunch, some good food, good wine and good company.

Later, I pottered around in the polytunnel, talked to the hens and the cats and generally did very little :-)

And then at night I sat on the sofa by the woodburner, with a new book, a glass of wine, listening to a new cd and listened to the rain fall .

Not a bad way to spend a birthday!


  1. Many happy returns, dearest Compostwoman

  2. Thank you dearest Z!

    I had the lovely experience of my first mammogram on the 27th...an NHS birthday present!

    it was ok, actually.

  3. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope your next half century is even better than the last! Best wishes to you and yours.
    I'll join you at 50 in about 6 weeks. Keep a spot warm for me in the 50 club!


  4. Glad you had a nice day.

    Happy Un-birthday : )

  5. Happy Birthday for last Sunday. I'm a couple of years ahead of you and life is good. Enjoy your 50s.

  6. Belated birthday wishes. May you have a healthy and happy year to come.


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