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!

Sunday 28 April 2013

Welcome to the new girls...

 Did you guess?

What my birthday present was?

When you saw what Compostman was up to, yesterday? Or have you noticed that there has been a change to my introduction?

 Probably not that hard to guess that my birthday present involved hens :-) New hens, five to be precise.

Tiny Hen looks in at the new girls

From left to right, at the back, a Partridge Star and a Marigold.
At the front,  a White Leghorn and an Amber Star

And this lovely little hen is a Speckledy. She has just checked out the new accommodation!

The names, Pearl, Amber, Marigold, Topaz  have already crossed my mind - not sure about the Speckledy? 
They came from Newland Grange, near Malvern and are 17 weeks old, so will start to lay in the next few weeks. They are all hybrids so will lay a goodly number of eggs for us and all different colours :-)
They are also still making their baby noises on the whole and are very sweet, if a bit shy as yet.

New hens :-)


  1. love the speckly hen! glad you are feeling a bit better now. I agree with you about the resin furniture. I love the look of it and of course it's practical too. I will have a look at the website you mentioned.

    1. Thank you Kath - it does seem very practical!

      Speckledy hen still has no name!

  2. Aww, a lovely colorful addition to your family.


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