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!


Saturday, 9 January 2016

Getting fitter, but still raining



I have joined a local gym, golf club and swimming pool. I have done some Pilates classes, been swimming and today I had a lovely time swimming with Compostgirl  (athough, we might just as well have just stood outside, in terms of getting soaked to the skin!)

On a more serious note, it is STILL raining - apart from a few hours of sunshine on a few days this week we have had rain every day for more than 2 months and mostly overcast skies. I am SO fed up of mud. As are the chickens.

I cannot get out to do ANYTHING on the land or in the wood as the ground is so sodden ( standing water on the surface) ; the Seramas spend most of the day hiding in the polytunnel; the big hens hardly bother to leave the Mega Hen Pen and if they do - they leg it to the shelter of the barn and hide in there all day, moaning. This meand I find eggs laid in very odd places some days!

Roll on Spring.

5 comments:

  1. I'm really fed up with this mud too. It's positively dangerous underfoot, slipping and sliding and I can't possibly tread on the garden.
    Our hens aren't laying either, but should be picking up soon
    Gill

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  2. I love Pilates and I like the kind of people that go, they're the non gym bunny sort!

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  3. I daren't walk on the garden in this wet weather: and now we have frosts but at least a bit of sun. Winter has gone on quite long enough.

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  4. Your header photo has reminded me that I need to build a new Compost Heap. The present one has fallen to bits.

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