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!

Saturday 15 February 2014

A lack of rain (!)

Oh dear blogging friends I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to type those words!

It did not rain here at all, today!

And in fact, we even had SUNSHINE!

I managed to do my daily outdoor tasks in SUNSHINE. I did not have to wear a waterproof, or wellies. It was cold so I did wear lots of layers, a fleece and boots though. But I can live with that :)

The hens were able to do some sun basking :) I hung out and line dried two lots of washing, oh the smell of outdoor dried washing after several months of drying the stuff inside!

There are snowdrops and crocii blooming all over the place and I did several hours work in the garden and the polytunnel, while basking in the wonderful golden rays from the SUNSHINE.

 And then, we had the most fabulous sunset :)

I feel much better about life now I have had a small taste of Spring. Please, let it come soon :)

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