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, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 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!


Thursday, 20 April 2017

RIP Algy the Serama cockerel


RIP Algy. The one and only @Algythechicken. 

He died peacefully last night around midnight, whilst being cradled in my arms. Much loved companion, who has done so much to educate (and enchant) people about the delights of keeping chickens. 


I shall miss your company enormously whether at events, in my tent at festivals, 






when we did workshops and shows, at festivals, 


in the polytunnel and just by my side pottering in the garden.



Fly high and free little fellow and enchant everyone, wherever it is you are headed.

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely tribute, Algy was obviously a very special fellow, so sorry for your loss !
    Ingrid N

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  2. What a gorgeous boy. So sorry for your loss xxx

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  3. Glad he was close to you at the end - that was a kind end for a good bird. I used to have a hen I really felt had a "soul." She even flew up and sat on my shoulder once - never had another chicken do that.

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