Open Garden for Amnesty 2018

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Following on from last year’s very successful event we have decided to open our garden for two days this summer. On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of July, from noon to 5pm, you are welcome to stroll through our garden, peek inside our eco-buildings and enjoy some refreshments in our pop up Amnestea café. The weekend is in aid of Amnesty International Ireland and all proceeds will go towards their work.

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Another year.

2017 is drawing to a close and it is time to sum up the past twelve months in pictures. Sometimes you lose track of time and it is difficult to remember all that has happened so we find this practice highly rewarding. We have so much to be thankful for and at the end of one year it is enjoyable to look back, but also to look forward and think about options and opportunities for the year ahead. We found it suitable to write this post today, at the darkest time of the year, as the wheel is turning towards brighter and warmer days ahead. We have put in links to posts about the various projects, for easy access if you see something you like.

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Rose bath salt.

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We have many outdoor tasks to perform all year around and at the end of a particularly cold day it is lovely to soak in a warm bath and feel the whole body relax and rejuvenate. We like to use natural and chemical free products in the bathroom and wish to share our favourite bath salt recipe with you all here. We have been making bath salts for years and like to add different herbs and oils such as Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Hemp. Read more

The hunt for red November.

Many people think of November as a very bleak month full of brown leaves, rain, mud and dropping temperatures.  We think that if you wrap up warm and head outside there is much to enjoy in nature at this time of year. We took our camera outside today to hunt for the colour red. Red is the colour of fire, passion, blood, love and sometimes in nature, danger. How much of it can we find in the West of Ireland on a grey and rainy mid November Wednesday?

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