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 18 January 2013


Well, they were right! Lots of snow fell on Friday  on us, (well lots for here in the UK, at least)

We are having to keep the bird feeders stocked up - not much else for the poor things to eat at the moment.

Cassi Cat seems unbothered by the snow and came out with me as usual.

Very pretty, very cold.

Looking down into the wood - very Narnia - like.

You can see our roof is well insulated! No snow melt.

Disgusted hens - they refused to come out of the run.

Cassi looking in at the hens



  1. It's so pretty. Lovely photos.

  2. They are such pretty photos, I'm still hoping for proper snow here, we have had a dusting, that's all so far

  3. Beautiful snowy pictures remind me of living in the UK but I also remember the slush that came afterwards.... my chookies would love some of that cool right now. They have their wings permanently splayed at the moment because its so hot down here. Joy

  4. We had more today - and more is expected tomorrow. I am NOT looking forward to the slush phase!


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