Review and Preview

As we approach the shortest day of the year again and our little wobbling planet completes its rotation around the sun, tilting as it does with the southern hemisphere facing towards the big warming fire and leaving us in the shade and cold, it is time to reflect on the last 12 1/2 odd times … More Review and Preview

Spring Update

With the thermometer hitting 18 degrees in the vineyard today, spring is definitely in the air.  The daffodils and snowdrops are popping up left, right and centre and nature is waking up from her slumber.  The last 2-3 weeks brought some much needed rain… yes much needed!  Our part of the Emerald Isle has suffered … More Spring Update

A Wee Introduction Video

We had a couchsurfer staying with us last week,Fionn from Germany, who happened to be a professional photographer and videographer. One of the days of his stay he followed me around with his camera and the video below was the result.  It gives you a little bit of an idea what we are about.  Enjoy!

Keyhole Bed

I’ve used the last days of this year in preparation for the new growing year by creating, or rather renovating a keyhole bed.  I have spoken extensively about keyhole beds on my previous blog, when I created one for friends in Bulgaria.  You can read all about it here. Keyhole beds are a great space … More Keyhole Bed

Some Autumn Vistas

Autumn has finally arrived here after a long extended Indian summer.  It’s been the driest October here since forever.  The sun is still out, but temperatures have dipped and a chilly northern wind is making us hunker down by the fire.  Perfect time to show you some pics of our land that I took today. … More Some Autumn Vistas

On HealthyEating

A couple of days ago I was invited to the book launch of The Sweet Spud by Zuzana Klímová in Belfast.  I admit that one of my motivators for coming to this event was that it was held at the Brewbot where they serve craft beers…  I am in the lucky position where I have … More On HealthyEating

Rescue Hens

Last year in May we took 6 hens from the Nuthouse Hen Rescue in Moira.  One of them died recently, but the other 5 are really healthy happy hens and they have been joined by George the rooster.  His name was kind of an accident as I don’t normally name my chickens.  As we were … More Rescue Hens