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, 30 July 2016

New tent






I have a new tent :)






Which is amazing and which I can stand up in :) No more bruised knees for me  when I am camping at a festival for a week or more :) :)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

More TCTOP training


So today I went off to Colwall to do the next part of my Three Counties Traditional Orchard Champion training. 


We spent some time in a wonderful traditional orchard





 as well as Colwall Orchard Groups base and allotments.

This is their fabulous compost loo.






Friday, 15 July 2016

Visit by a friend :)


If you remember a post from two years ago you will recognize this tree and my pose.


Just a reminder of what I looked like then


Fabulous patterns on the Yew bark



Me looking a bit disheveled :)



The lovely friend :)


Sunday, 10 July 2016

Needlefelting workshop at blue ginger galley with Celestine and The Hare

So my friend Di came to stay and we went off to blue ginger gallery for a needle felting workshop with Celestine and the Hare

And this is what happened :)


Not quite sure what I am going to make at this point!


Yes, decided now ...



This is my end creature - a reasonably faithful representation of the late, beloved Monty puss



Di made the very handsome fox :)


As always, an excellent day with Karin Celestine and blue ginger

Monday, 4 July 2016

Chicks update :)


 The four Serama chicks are doing well, 8 weeks old now




 and yes I was correct, the two black ones are males and the two blonde ones are females.



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