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, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and spent 10 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!
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Happy 1st Jan 2015
Hello to all my lovely blog friends.
A quiet day here today, we watched the Queen concert and the fireworks last night and saw in the New Year so today we got up a bit later than usual. We did the various chores outside then I settled down to a lot of mending and ironing and sorting stuff out; Compostman did various setting up of our respective bows and Compostgirl spent the day doing stuff with her laptop and mp3 player in her room.
Later on in the evening we had a fun shoot at our archery club indoor venue in Hereford; we used dart board target faces rather than the usual FITA design and had games of "darts" firing arrows rather than darts. Much hilarity ensued and it was all good fun!
So that was the first day of 2015. A good day :)
Also, I have started back on The Harcombe Diet seriously after a couple of weeks being less rigorous in avoiding carbs. As you may know I have lost a lot of weight in the last 6 months following this way of eating :) I have actually been keeping a blog about my weight loss journey and The Harcombe Diet so, if you would like to follow this private blog please email me to be added to the list of people who can read it. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org