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 9 September 2012

Zero Waste Week - Barn and polytunnel clear out and tidy up

Much like the Study in the house, the Barn tends to be a bit of a dumping ground for all sorts of stuff we want to keep, but don't quite know how or when... so it gets cluttered with empty feed bags, boxes, paper feed sacks, all sorts of stuff basically. I have to periodically have a huge sort out, so I decided Zero Waste Week would be as good a time as any...



Pellet bags and Amazon card used to line the Hen houses and nest boxes.

5 Kg buckets waiting for holes so they can become huge plant pots
Big white bin now a rubbish bin but was the outside of our old water softener, which died recently

Poly bags which had held bales of Aubiose ( hen bedding) reused under wood pile and to cover up bales of straw.

5 L containers which had held bulk buys of washing up liquid etc is re used ( after cleaning) to transport water for the hens to drink

I tore up any damaged boxes as they will be great to add to the compost bins.

The Polytunnel has been tidied a bit - all the blighted tomato plants have gone and I have made a start on clearing out the buckets of old growing media,


 but I have been sidetracked by this happening next to the polytunnel....

 So the polytunnel and washing the plant pots has had to wait!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hello! Thank you for reading my blog and for commenting. I try to reply as quickly as I can and I really appreciate your interest in my life and doings here in The Compost Bin.