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!

Thursday 3 January 2013

Comment moderation woes

I am really sorry but I am going to have to turn on comment moderation tools - I am getting so many spam comments and I hope this measure will stop it.

If I find adding word verification alone does not stop the problem I will have to turn off the "anyone can comment" feature. Hopefully it will not cometo that!

Many apologies if it annoys you - I did not want to take this measure, but have no choice.


  1. I don't see why Blogger can't get its act together and sort out the spam problem. I can't take it either and have turned on Open ID.

  2. Clicking only Open ID stopped most of mine as well.

  3. Well word verification didn't halt many so yes I am going to have to turn on open ID as well :-(


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