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.

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Wednesday 24 September 2014


To add to the three Serama cockerels I got earlier this month I now have three pullets. Milly, Molly and Mandy.

Millie is the black Silkie pullet at the front, with Mandy the white pullet behind her and Molly the pheasant coloured one at the back (hiding)

 Ginger the Cockerel thinks they are lovely!

 A short video to show the difference in size between the big girls and the Seramas

All the new big hens are now laying regularly and Mandy the white Serama lays most days so we have lots of eggs now :) I made some baked scotch eggs from hard boiled Mandy eggs last Sunday and they were yum :)


  1. The Milly-Molly-Mandy books were a great favourite of mine when I was a child. Lovely names for the chooks.


  2. The video really shows the size difference clearly, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Lovely eggs... can not beat a freshly laid 'home grown' egg :o)

  4. My favorite topic...chickens! Lovely to see your flock increasing again.

  5. They are such funny little birds :)


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