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 1 February 2013

Imbolc Blessings

Imbolc blessings to you all. May yours and mine seeds be fertile and all our crops and livestock grow in abundance!

I always plant the first of my pepper and tomato seeds today or tomorow, and I make sure to get outside and work in the garden and the polytunnel, regardless of the weather :-)

I also gather a small bunch of snowdrops and bring them inside. These are some of the many patches we have flowering in the garden and the wood. Lovely! \I love snowdrops, so cheerful and make me feel spring will soon be here.

More about the Festival of Imbolc



  1. Best to you and yours this holiday! We have way too much snow still to see if any of the snowdrops are coming up or not - beautiful photo!

  2. Thank you so much for introducing me to Imbolc.


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