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 30 August 2014

Tour of Wales Day 1

A road trip is born...

When I realised that over the Bank Holiday weekend fibre artist my friends Karin, of Celestine and the Hare, and writer/illustrator/artist Jackie Morris were going to be holding an afternoon of felting and painting at Solva Woollen Mill I really really wanted to go to see them and the famous Woollen Mill

I had also been invited to see a university friend who was catching up with people all over the UK who she had not seen for many years and who was staying in Cardigan over that weekend. I had also been invited to see Sue and her Lovely Hubby  from "Our New Life in the Country" blog, at their new home in North Wales. I also really really wanted to see the Dyfi Ospreys before they migrated for the winter to Africa, and I had relatives who I had not seen for ages in the Cardigan area, as well as the grave of my beloved Auntie Betty to visit.

...So I decided to make a long weekend of the trip to Wales and do everything :)

I set off on Fri of the Bank Holiday weekend, rather later than planned and arrived in Solva Village just as the blood red sun was setting into the west.  Fabulous!

  My room in The Ship Inn was basic, but clean and comfortable, with lots of low beams! Good job I am short - Compostman would have been banging his head all the time!

After a quick meal and a drink in the bar, I went up to my room for a shower and a very early night. I was very tired after a long drive and I had a busy day tomorrow.

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