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, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs 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 work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.
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!
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.