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!

Monday 5 January 2015

Back to normal life.

So Monday, the first of the New Year.

I have been sorting out computer woes, then trying to get on with some paying work whilst sorting out my stuff to file my tax return on line. Our rubbish broadband connection does not help with that!

When it had warmed up a little bit outside I had intended to clean out the Big Girls hen house - having been inside for longer due to the long nights they have made SUCH a mess in there - huge piles of droppings under the perches! but my back is hurting so I decided to do it tomorrow morning instead.

I also planned to go into Ledbury to get some veg from Handley Organics as well as visiting a shop to have an old phone unlocked. So that will have to wait as well until tomorrow I hope!

School starts again tomorrow for Compostgirl, it is always a bit difficult here in the holidays but we had as good a time as we could (I think)

I also finished ironing the last two shirts which I missed yesterday ( they were hanging behind a chair, hiding from me!) and made a start on the huge mending pile. I swear things breed if left in piles as I am sure there were not that many clothes waiting before Christmas!

Apart from that have sorted stuff out, mainly into many, smaller piles rather than actually doing something useful with them but it gave me the illusion of progress, at least!

Plan to sit and crochet in front of the fire, later :)


  1. You can't beat a day of tackling piles! Jx

    1. Yes I agree but all I seem to have done is re distribute the stuff!


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