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!

Monday 25 August 2014

What we did while we had no broadband#1 New Chickens

I'm back! We have Internet again! And phones and email and are back in the land of communication again !

I have just come back from a road trip around Wales, which was great fun. While I sort out the photos and write some posts about it, I will let you see what we have been up to in August, while we were off the communication grid.

We have new chickens!

The above are Seramas, tiny tiny chickens, and these lovely boys are called Biggles, Ginger and Archie.


 Biggles and Archie.

 Sweetiepie inspecting the new boys.See how tiny they are, even though they are full grown!

I also got four new pullets; this is Pearl (White Star) with her back to the camera, and Henny ( Rhode Rock) behind

Lilac - a Lilac belle

Blackberry - she is a Copper Black Marans

Sweetiepie and Popper are separated from the new girls for a couple of weeks so we have a lot of hen houses and runs to sort out every day.

Lovely :) I am so happy to have more chickens :) And so pleased to be back blogging!


  1. Glad your back, love the new chooks x

  2. Thank you both - glad to be back as well

  3. Hooray! Lovely new additions to your family. I've never seen any like the minis.


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