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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Tuesday 8 May 2012

What I did on Tuesday, when it didn't rain!

Today it did NOT rain - so I got on with outdoor jobs - Compostman got out the mower for me and I  mowed everywhere, 
I spread the grass clippings around in the orchard to mulch out the weeds,  and piled the remainder  up awaiting time for me to put  into various compost bins
 The hen run and two houses have been cleaned out and disinfected, hen run wood chippings cleared out and composted, ground sanitised and more chippings added into the run, new dust bath areas procured in run from dry compost and wood ash, and the hens have all had a good cuddling session each and been wandering around the garden while I mowed.
The polytunnel plants are all watered, and I pricked out yet more more kale and purple sprouting broccoli seedlings,

Then I went and posted a couple of letters and admired some owl babies in a secret location nearby,
ate a  yummy dinner and now have settled down with a  book  (Catching Fire, part 2 of The Hunger Games trilogy) a glass of wine and and crochet.
Oh and I did some boring stuff today as well - housework-y stuff and bill paying-y stuff and washing-hanging-out-y stuff, but that is not really noteworthy!
It felt good to be working outside without a waterproof coat on, for a change.


  1. I really enjoyed reading the Hunger Games Trilogy - page turners all three.

  2. Me too! I am on my third re reading of the set - really gripping writing! I wonder what the film is like?


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