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 15 March 2013

A walk around the wood.

Updated as a result of a couple of emails tonight -  for those who may not realise, this is a walk in our wood and so I was picking our own wood daffodils, growing on our land - picking wild flowers from anywhere , if you don't own the land, is not a good thing.  Picking them even if you do is to be discouraged imo!


I still feel pretty rough  but it was such a lovely day I decided to go for a gentle walk around the wood. I wrapped up warm (my teeth and sinuses are really hurting) and went out side.

As always my faithful companion Cassi Cat came with me on my walk

The wild daffodils are out in some parts of the wood but in other, more shady parts they are only just opening.

 I saw LOTS of mole activity


And in the Log Circle I found an Owl pellet on one of the logs - if you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see small bones and fur.

Camouflage Cat!

 Coming up the hill from the wood towards where the pool used to be, you can see the sun shining on the tops of the willow trees, making them glow.

I don't normally pick flowers as I like to see them growing but these woodlands daffodils were knocked over by a fallen branch so into the house they came with me :-) So pretty!

I only spent about 45 minutes wandering around but that, and feeding the hens, left me so worn out that I had to go and sit down for a few hours. I am catching up with lots of crochet and recorded TV programmes, though.

Hopefully I will shake off this virus soon.


  1. Sorry to hear your are feeling poorly. Sinuses and teeth, awful. Your walk looked very pretty. Funny little cat coming with you, how sweet!

    S. x

  2. S she is a funny little cat ( not so little actually - she weighs more than 11 lbs/5.5 Kg!!)

    I am still feeling pretty rough but at least today I got some indoor work done - 5 loads of washing done, out and dried on the line and back in to air!


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