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!

Friday 4 January 2013

Friday - trip out, friends visit, lots of food eaten!

We had some of Compostgirl's friends around for a visit and we had a trip to the Worcester Scrapstore - for once I was the only person who came away with nothing! I guess I must have so much stuff in my crafting stash that I felt no need to add more ;-)

Once back at home we ate an interesting mix of lunch - home made soup, pizza and "pigs in blankets",  baked brie parcels and mince pies - guess who was trying to use up assorted seasonal fayre?

The children loved it - a sort of party buffet!

The children settled down to watch  recorded "Mr Stink" in 3D which they loved, while I went outside and talked to the Hot Bin and the Hungry Bin, making sure all the worms were still OK - will post about that another time.

I got out my needle felting stuff and as she was interested I showed K how to needle felt and she made a felted heart which she seemed pleased with. When the children's mum arrived to collect them we had a nice catchup chat with her ( she is a good friend) and tea and cake

Later on Compostman, girl and I ate fish, chips ( home made) and assorted veg and then even later on I finshed some needle felting which had been lurking in the box ( hurrah! a UFO completed!) Details can be found on my craft blog The Crafty Compostwoman. I also started on a new set of crochet squares which will use up some of the leftover yarn I have - I have spent a few days thinking about colour schemes and sorting out the yarn, and now I can get started on it.

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