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!

Saturday 4 July 2015

Another fox attack but Sweetiepie survives, again!

Rather sad as another fox attack took place today at 5 pm while I was just in the garden nearby. Ran to chase off fox but found Pearl, Aggie and Sweetiepie missing and their feathers lying everywhere

 Locked all chickens away - went out to do last check at 9.30 pm and found a badly injured Sweetiepie waiting to be let into the hen house.

 Have given her medical care and am hoping she survives tonight, inside in a cat carrier with a dressing on the extensive wounding

Sweetiepie is now 8 1/2 and is an ex battery hen who has been with us since 2008 - she has now survived 7 fox attacks. She is the top hen and the heart of the flock and I do hope she pulls through!

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