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!


Friday, 6 January 2017

Miserable and cold weather, and eggs!


Today has been a horrible day, weather wise. I didn't sleep very well last night, couldn't get to sleep until gone 3 am despite meditation and relaxation techniques. Eventually I fell into a restless, dream laden sleep, and managed to get some rest.

When I woke the cold snap had gone and instead of cold fine sunshine outside there was cold, wet rain and low cloud. It matched my mood, tbh!

It was around 4 C outside but with the driving rain felt colder and made doing the outside jobs most unpleasant! And it has been so gloomy all day that we have had to put the inside lights on to see.

I am still getting some eggs from both the big hens and the Seramas ( thank you girls) and today had a big egg and three small ones. I am impressed the hens are still laying, given their displeasure at being shut in!


Twelth Night today, so the Christmas decorations have all come down and I am currently tidying up and dusting the newly bared surfaces :)

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