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!

Tuesday 28 January 2014

New followers and the closing of The Crafty Compostwoman Blog

Hello and welcome to all my new followers

I know I have some new followers on Bloglovin but unfortunately  I do not know a way to work out who you are?  But be assured you are most welcome!

And I have a few new followers on my Google feed - thank you ! 

So a warm welcome all my new followers and please do comment if you like  - I do try to respond and am always keen to read your comments :)

And while on the subject of Google - despite my best efforts I cannot renew the subscription for the domain for The Crafty Compostwoman  blog and it will expire on 6th Feb 2014. When this happens I will lose the whole blog as it won't revert back to the free blogspot site.

So, I am going to start  posting the crafting stuff on here, The Compost Bin, again rather than keeping a separate blog for it. Sorry but I can't think how else to manage it!

I have exported all the posts ( and the lovely comments) over from The Crafty Compostwoman and hopefully all will work out ok.

I will just have to remember to wash my composty hands before starting on some crafting :)

And while I am talking about crafts, here is what I have been up to with the crochet hook over the last few days


  1. I for one will be glad to see your interests on one blog, as I didn't know you had another !
    I wondered what you did with all your spare time !!!!

    1. Erm you are joking about the spare time, right? Lol

      The other blog did have a tab linking to it at the top of this blog!

    2. I missed the tab !
      yes I WAS joking - you have twice as much land as us!

  2. great looking granny squares there,
    I enjoyed both blogs, will read it all here now!
    have a great week!

  3. I'm going to love seeing your crafty blogs right here in one place with the gardening stuff too :) I have 3 blogs - gardening, crafting and slimming so I uderstand how much time they take up and how difficult it can be to do justice to each of them.
    Great idea!

    1. I would have happily carried on with the other blog but they won't let me give them the money, so their loss!

      I think it will make my life a bit easier, tbh. :)


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