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!

Thursday 24 November 2016

Looking back through the blog - 20 years of Compost Mansions #1

[ We have lived in Compost Mansions for 20 years in 2017. So I have been looking back at all the things we have done here, since we moved in. ]

Looking back through the blog, as I do, sometimes, and I realized this time in 2010 I was packing up and clearing out our sitting room ready for Compostman to start the huge refurbishment. the sitting room is the very heart of our house, with the woodburner, books crafts table and chair, music and tv so it was a huge job! 

We then spent the next 12 months squashed into a room less than half the size. but it was worth it in the end.

Clearing out our sitting room so it can be gutted and insulated and all sorts of stuff done to it by lovely Compostman