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 30 August 2013

A day out with friends

Today Compostgirl and I went out with some friends, leaving Compostman to finish putting back all the kitchen benches on to the newly re tiled lower kitchen floor - He has done a magnificent job of re tiling and it looks lovely.

With the new chicks now hatched, we have a slightly different routine first thing - I take a mug of tea and let Nutmeg and chicks out to roam and feed, keeping an eye on Cats, Buzzards etc, and then I feed then and shut them in and let out all the other hens.

After we had done this and the other morning jobs we all set off in Maria's car towards Newent, first stop was to see Kempley Church

which is a delightful Norman church, displaying one of the most outstandingly complete and well preserved sets of medieval wall paintings in England, dating from the 12th and 14th centuries.

After we had admired the wall paintings we walked around the churchyard and enjoyed the quiet valley, which in spring is covered in wild daffodils and is part of the Poets Way and the Dymock Poets Walk

Stopping at a local garden centre to have coffee and cake (and feed the Koi Carp in the huge lake!) we then went on towards Newent, stopping off to walk along the restored section of canal at Oxenhall, which is in the care of the Herefordshire and Gloustershire Canal Trust

Finally, in Newent, we did a little shopping, had a wander around and ate an excellent lunch:)

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