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!

Sunday 19 October 2014

Cold. or some such.

I have a cold,  or some sort of nasty virus thingy. I have had it for a couple of days now. A very sinus bunging up, headache inducing, tissue blowing, sore nosed, sore throat, shivers and sneezes sort of cold.

I suspect I caught it  late last week  :( I feel rubbish. And am not going to archery today as I really feel ill. Compostman and Compostgirl have gone off to Mordiford to shoot and fortunately it is a lovely morning today ( not like last week when it was too foggy to shoot until l1 am!)

Still, as a result I am enjoying lots of sewing, reading, crochet, catch up on tv and sitting-by-the-fire. Am just doing looking after chicken (big and little) duties and resting a lot. Oh and eating home made soup, which is all I can swallow at the moment.

Am enjoying the re run of marvels Agents of Shield in advance of series two starting next week on C4.

Hope you all avoid this though, as it is horrible .


  1. Oh, how horrid for you. I do hope you feel a lot better very soon:)

  2. Aw, I hope you've beaten the bug by now.


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