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 2 November 2014

Half term fun

So, the end of another month and what strange weather we have had. Climate Change deniers must be finding it harder and harder to justify their position!

Compostgirl had a good half term, she went to the stables on four separate days, one of which was with her friend who we gave a "Pony for a day" session as our birthday present to her. She really enjoyed it and the pair of them got into the spirit of the Halloween theme by making themselves Vampire costumes.

Compostgirl really enjoys riding and has made lots of friends at the stables and as they are only a mile away it is nice and local to us.

I had fun buying up art last weekend at blue-ginger gallery. Betty Sloth Bear is now being introduced to the various other wildlife.

The half term ended on a high note with us all taking part in the Lugg Valley Archers Halloween shoot at Mordiford on Sunday. Weather was a bit damp and variable but I took along a gazebo and we hid from the occasional downpour while drinking coffee and chatting.

Costumes were required- I wore my long black velvet cloak and a bat mask, Compostgirl reprised her Vampire costume and Compostman hung garlic and a crucifix arond his neck and went as a vampire hunter - wielding a pointed stake at any vampires who got too close :)

A fun end to a good week

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