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!

Monday, 23 July 2012

A recycling/reusing sort of day - using the sunshine!

Today it was fine and sunny (hurrah!) so  felt the need to wash and dry stuff - but not just laundry, oh no!

I had a delivery of something wrapped in a HUGE length of bubble wrap, so it got washed and hung up to dry. I am sure I can use it during the colder months to protect some delicate plants in the Polytunniel

 As I am planting out all sorts of plants I have grown (finally! the weather is ok!)  - the pot mountain waiting to be washed and put away gets ever bigger!

So Compostgirl and I got cracking and washed a load of Rootrainers and pots - and left them out to dry in the sun - free sterilisation as well as free drying!

I bought a "pre loved" Can O Worms ( originally from Wiggly Wigglers) from a friend, washed out the trays etc and left them to dry - they are now packed away for use in demonstrations on my Master Composter and Master Gardener stands.

Oh! how wonderful to have sunshine available, after such a dull early summer - so we can dry stuff, enjoy  the sunshine, generate hot water and electricity and just - to enjoy :-)

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