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 7 January 2015

Back ache and shopping

The sciatica was so bad last night I went back to bed this morning and had another couple of hours kip. I suspect working outside yesterday in the cold has made it worse. But I did feel better later on in the morning and so eventually I had a busy day - I did loads of stuff at home and then went over to Malvern and got some more wood chippings for the hen run floor as well as having a nice chat to Sarah who owns Newland Poultry.

Then I went to the Malvern Link shopping park and went on a clothes trying spree - Evans stuff was ALL TOO BIG because I have lost so much weight I had to go into M & S instead

Home to a delish meal cooked by Compostman, a sit by the fire and some TV watching with the family.

I have been writing a review of a Weather Station I was sent before Christmas made by Oregon Scientific - must post it up as it is a very good product.


  1. Oh Poor you. Glad you felt better later. I am finding it really hard to get up in the mornings, because it is dark, cold and I am still not able to get to sleep till late. Completely out of routine......

  2. Sorry to read that your back is playing up.... but congratulations on the clothes shopping! Jx


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