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!


Friday, 26 June 2015

Grateful :)

OK a year ago I was in the septic febrile delusional throes of septicaemia and in immenent danger of being hospitalised. And next day actually was :( And nearly died and was so grateful to the NHS for saving my life.
This week or two I have been spraying myself with "Incognito" and wearing long sleeved shirts and avoiding damp ish places to protect myself from the dreaded Blandford Fly! Am trying to avoid being bitten again!
Am so grateful to the NHS and happy to still be around in June 2015 to post here :)

And, of course am very happy I have been following The Harcombe Diet and have now removed 9 stone of surplus weight as well since last year :) I feel SO much better, now :)

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