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!

Tuesday 11 December 2012

I just HAD to share this with you all :-)

I really have to share the most wonderful comment I have recieved from Bosch UK

BoschUK said... 
We wanted to swing on by your blog
To wish you the very best
We’re glad to hear you’re both recovering
After your long period of home-rest

When we read of compostman’s ill health
And that you’d injured your back too
Here at Bosch we were deeply concerned
Not quite knowing what to do

So we’re relieved to hear all’s well
And we’re penning you this ditty
We hope it cheers you up
Despite it not being very witty!

You wrote about stocking up
For the cold winter months ahead
Which is a wise thing indeed to do
When you’re curled up snug in bed

Our Worcester-Bosch heating solutions
Can make your home all cosy
Whilst you look outside with gardener’s pride
Upon your flowers nice and rosy

Your recipe for Frugal Soup
Inspired our home appliance team
To take our Bosch blender from the shelf
And cook-up a tasty dream

We ran out of fresh celery
But added extra courgette
It tasted really gorgeous but…
Not as good as yours, we bet!

Your comfrey plant fertiliser
Also made us pay attention
Our Gardening Tool division is
Into compost mineral retention

Your amazing How2 Guides
Really are a genuine find
The fact that you’ve published them online
Show’s that you’re really kind

You work incredibly hard
Growing vegetables for all…
7 Chickens, 3 Cats, 3 Guinea Pigs
All creatures great and small
We’re envious of Herefordshire because
the volunteer work in which you partake
Should be spread across the nation
As should the compost that make

The sweet smelling organic fertiliser
Once spread upon the ground
Reminds us of our own brand
(because Bosch Is All Around)

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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.