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, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and spent 10 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, 10 April 2014
April - planting potatoes, mowing grass and sunshine
Today we planted potatoes, Charlotte and Nicola, in these raised beds outside by the wood.
25 of each, in each bed.
I took the chance after the potatoes were in the ground to have a walk in the wood and admire the bluebells.
Then I got on the mower and cut all the grass.
Also used the hand mower to get to the more difficult bits. I usually use the push mower, but my arm is still not up to doing that, so petrol power it was.
Blondin and Sweetie admiring the fresh cut grass.
Then we cleaned the outside of the polytunnel - it is amazing how much green manky stuff grows on the outside over a year!
Finally - tomato flowers on a Latah tomato plant inside the polytunnel :) Soon...