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!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Friday update with various good news

Compostgirl had another visit from the Nurse today to dress her hand - it continues to heal well which is such good news.

We also had Russell and Lee the builders return and finish the patio :) Hurrah! 

I have been busy with lots more fruit and veg to harvest and then preserve -

Today I have been making jelly and cordials - Elderberry Cordial and Hedgerow Jelly were todays preserves and I have very stained fingers as a result! They have been added to the ever increasing number of jars and bottles - I need to get labelling them

All tastes good, though.

I am off to Garden Organic HQ this weekend to attend the Master Composter and Gardener Conference - looking forward to it enormously :) Will bring back some photos of the wonderful organic gardens there :)


  1. ooh all sounds wonderful, have fun at the conference x

  2. All the jam! I made jam for the first time this year and really enjoyed doing it although I had to rebatch the first set. Till have loads of frozen fruit for future projects, and I'm still looking for elder bushes as they're rather thin on the ground where I am.

    Looks like busy but tasty work, and enjoy your conference!


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