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.

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Sunday 8 September 2013

Diggers, toads and half a weasel

So, it is all finally happening :) After a phone call yesterday asking if we minded the work being done a month early (erm, no!) the patio work will commence tomorrow.

The mini digger has arrived and tomorrow ( weather permitting) the  work will start on our patio.

The patio is in a dreadful state and is effectively no longer usable. It has sunk and is uneven and weedy.

It is a bit of an eyesore, to be honest and I will be so happy when it all looks good again

We spent some time today lifting slabs and digging out a few plants which we wanted to keep; an unusual coloured Buddlia and some Winter Jasmine. I have potted them up along with a load more Tree Peonies and a lot of Lilies which we dug out of the side bed.

We found quite a few Toads, both large and small, hiding under the slabs so we carefully moved them to safety.

We couldn't do much for this, though  - we found it over by the JCB. Tabitha Weasel Killer strikes again!

1 comment:

  1. Poor Weasel :(
    It's always exciting when a new building project gets under way isn't it, can't wait to see photos as it's goes along :)


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