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!

Saturday 13 July 2013

A royal visit

I had a lovely visitor today; fellow blogger Meanqueen called in on her way back home from visiting Glastonbury and Bath.

She arrived about noon and stayed for lunch and a natter.

She admired the various animals

 and cuddled the guinea pig girls,

We ate lunch, we chatted, we looked around the garden, we chatted, we met the hens, we chatted, we walked down into the wood where we sat down and chatted some more. I think you get the picture? We did a LOT of talking and discussed lots of different things. We also ate a fair bit :-)

Compostman took the photos and we both immediately started thinking about what we would say!

Typical, for those of us who blog, to immediately think about words and pictures to describe our meeting up.

Meanqueen is a lovely lady and absolutely fascinating company. I really enjoyed meeting her - and she gave me one of her lovely handmade bags! I was so pleased :-)


  1. Two of my favourite bloggers together - and it looks like you are both enjoying each other's company. I'm so glad that the visit went well.
    Love from Mum

  2. Thank you :-) We did enjoy ourselves - Ilona stayed until nearly five pm and we didn't stop talking all that time :-)

    I do like meeting up with blogging friends :-)

  3. I think we could have chatted forever, there was so much to talk about. Two gas bags together, ha ha.

    1. I think so as well! You must come again if you are ever planning to be near us :-)


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