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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

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, 22 August 2013

A bit of a water leak...

in our kitchen.

Actually it is a bit of  ( a lot of ) a disaster.
We had some friends around today and during the course of the visit I thought I could hear "hissing"  but thought it was the cider fermenting on the bench
And then later in the evening ...we saw water oozing up between the wooden floor covering




A water pipe ( not a joint!) behind the internal insulation wall had corroded and leaked water down and under the wooden laminate flooring



So all the lower kitchen cupboards and benches ( and contents!) had to come out so we could check for the damage.

After we lifted the wooden flooring, unfortunately it looks like the wooden flooring is too damaged to re use :(

Squelch, squelch.

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