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.
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Harvest and flowers.

The Nurse came after school today, to dress the burn on Compostgirl's hand  -  it is a nasty burn :( but it is healing well and looks uninfected (Hurrah!)

The patio being pressure washed, ready for the builders to return and do the pointing between the slabs. It already looks lovely and will look even better when it is finished :) Compostman did a very good job pressure washing it as well  :)

Lots of harvesting happening - there are another 140 lbs of assorted apples in the shed waiting to be juiced. Picking the apples has not made any visible impact to the number on the trees as there are so many! We are going to need more fermentation vessels I think!

The autumn flowers are lovely in the sunshine, these cyclamen are so vibrant and glowing in the late afternoon sunshine.


  1. We saw quite a few autumn cyclamen on our walk this week, very pretty aren't they?

  2. Glad to read that your daughter's hand is healing. Jx


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