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 1 June 2015

I got to go to Hay!

After the excitement of the Archery GB Big Weekend have a go shoot on Sat, I hurt my back somehow moving stuff around and woke up Sunday  morning hardly able to walk.

I certainly couldn't drive over to Hay to see Jackie Morris and Ffion Rees talk at Hay. So I felt very sad as I had missed them at Solva Woollen Mill due to hitting myself in the face with a rake on Election Day and giving my self a black eye and concussion.

Then my lovely husband said he would drive me to Hay :)

And so I got to see Jackie Morris and Ffion Rees give their talk after all, about how the book Queen of the Sky came to be born. Wonderful story and fabulous paintings illustrate it. So moving to hear how Ffion rescued Hissthe peregrine falcon and built up her strength again then let her go free. If you haven't already, buy this book! It is wonderful.

I said hello to Karin from Celestine and the Hare and various other friends and looked in book stalls and chatted to people and ate a lovely meal and drank a glass of wine.

And then I went home on the double decker bus to Hereford! I chatted on the bus to two lovely Dutch ladies who were hiking around the UK for 2 weeks and a couple from Cardiff who had spent the week walking and wild camping. I love buses and trains

I was collected by Compostman  and my lovely daughter who has been in France all week with her school and has had a fab time by the sound of it.

So a day that I thought was going to be crap has turned out brilliantly

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