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!

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Weeping Window in Hereford Cathedral

Part of the WW1 14  -18 touring art installations to commemorate the fallen. Beautiful.


  1. Hello Sarah, hope you're well. You may not remember, but about 9 years ago we bought two hens (Buffy and Willow) and a cockerel (Captain Flint) from you. We kept the girls from our first hatch from them, and all four chicks were lovely, long lived chooks. The last one, Siouxsie Sioux, died today aged just under 9. I don't expect you to particularly remember the parent birds, but it's the end of a long era and I wanted to let you know how loved and appreciated the birds were.

    1. Hello Hazel! I do remember this :) and I'm so glad they were lovely :)

  2. I agree. It really is beautiful.


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