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!

Friday 8 April 2016

Visit to Droitwich canal

We went out today with Compostgirl and two friends for a trip to see a canal. We started at the Severn end of the Droitwich canal at Hawford Lodge Caravan site and marina.

I stayed here in a caravan with my family in 1969 when I was just 7 while we looked for houses in the Worcester area. I remember discovering what I thought was a river, all overgrown and secret and wonderful. That was actually part of the then derelict Droitwich canal, now restored to its former glory along the full length from where it joins the River Severn to where it links with the Worcester and Birmingham canal

It was a very muddy day!

Then we drove along back lanes to Droitwich to look at the canal basin there and eat our picnic lunch.

Finally we went up to the junction canal where it joins with the W and B canal.  A magnificent flight of very deep locks there!

We watched a narrow boat ascend the locks. The children were fascinated to see how it was done.

A good day out :)

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