The year of 2019 has come to an end on the land and we wish to summarise it like we usually do, with a photo from each month. It is a huge privilege to live in close proximity with the natural word and we would like to celebrate that here with a photographic journey through the year from the small patch of earth that we are guardians of.
December is drawing to a close and we are delighted to still be harvesting vegetables from the land. Members of the cabbage family seem to be the most reliable for our climate and soil.
We think that the most important thing to do in any garden is to look after the soil. There is so much going on in the ground and the research into this field is we believe yet in its infancy.
As some of you probably have noticed we have not been publishing as many posts as usual over the last couple of months. This is due to some exciting developments and we would like to tell you all about them now.
Today we woke up to a still, crisp and cold morning here in the West of Ireland.
October has been a very wet month here in the West of Ireland. We spent a bit of time on the land but most of our time was taken up by preparing and attending community events. On the 20th we were part of a Samhain celebration in the local community garden.
A couple of items needed a makeover recently in our home. One was an old door that we traded for another old door from a friend a few years back. Due to lack of time it had been left in the shed until now, when it has been transformed into a stylish and original bathroom door. We love recycling and changing furniture and fixtures, creating something useful from something old. The door is perfect for our bathroom and thanks to the glass panels it lets in lots of lovely natural light to the kitchen.