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 28 March 2013

Hello and welcome :-)

Well I think it is time I welcomed all the followers I have here for The Crafty Compostwoman :-)

Lana Nichole
Frantic's Antics
Gloria in CA
Woman Seeking Center
Mrs Thrifty
Becky Bee

Thank you all so much for following me :-) Even though lately I have been hard pressed to reply, due to our phone connection problems!

and please remember I am really new to many crafts ( quilting, crochet, embroidery, knitting) , although I am more experienced in some more unusual ones (Soap making , baskets, paper crafts, pole lathe and shave horse)

Also this is my crafting blog and I don't get a lot of time to do crafty stuff - I write much more frequently on The Compost Bin - mainly because I spend much more time every day doing stuff with compost, DIY, hens, growing veg, gardening, preserving, brewing and all sorts of not crafty stuff (although lately, given the weather outside I wish I could just get on with the quilting and crochet!)

So if you have not, why not follow me on there, as well?  I am quite interesting on there, I promise ;-)


Hello! Thank you for reading my blog and for commenting. I try to reply as quickly as I can and I really appreciate your interest in my life and doings here in The Compost Bin.