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!

Monday 27 February 2017

10 years ago today, we had snow!

10 years ago today, it was snowing here!

and had been for some days.

Bit of a contrast with today! Last night we had a terrific storm, which actually managed to overturn this (heavy!) hen run on to its top. Fortunately it was empty, all the big hens are still inside the Mega Hen Pen as part of the Avian flu lockdown and all the Seramas (apart from Algy) are in the polytunnel for the same reason. Algy is, of course, inside the house with us ;)

No snow at all this last winter, here.

Sunday 26 February 2017

10 years of blogging

10 years ago today I made my first post on here and pressed "publish", with I have to admit some trepidation.

Would people like it? Would any one even read it? Would anyone comment?
(and yes, someone did! I was so pleased)

My first post was about feeding the birds and you can read it here

10 years on, still here, still blogging.. Not as much as some years - but still here.

It's interesting to read back over my blog with the benefit of hindsight!

And we are still here at Compost Mansions.