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, 2 January 2014
Feeling slightly better :)
I suspect I was suffering nature deficit disorder yesterday, as after several hours outside today with my hands in compost etc I feel much more calm, if not physically better.
Am also back online now on my main pc, now with a super dooper new operating system and lots more memory. Computer now working very well and very fast due to my lovely husband Compostman doing the work and buying the software for the upgrade (as part of my Christmas present :)
Lots of other old software for me still to re install, and my old drive to be plugged in as well but it is lovely to have a working pc again, rather than using my tablet to blog with.
Today we also had a trip to Ledbury to replenish our supplies - the Co Op is doing a "spend £20 and get a £5 voucher off your next shop" offer, so we stocked up on lots of staples ( mainly cat meat!) and also some of the Christmas luxury now reduced stuff and as we divided the shop into two batches, we saved £10 out of a £40 shop of stuff, most of which we needed anyway. Result!
We also now have a house Guinea Pig - Mango is poorly and has lost an alarming amount of weight in the last few weeks so she has been brought inside and we are monitoring her food and water intake for a couple of days, ready to go to the vets if needed.
Many thanks to all of you who left a comment after my post yesterday - I do try to pace myself when I feel very unwell, but it is very hard with a long term illness and those of you who know me, know it is hard for me to do this!
Thank you for reading xxx