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How to Build a Simple Pallet Shed on a Low Budget

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We like homesteading as a practical way of connecting our busy lives to the land in an effort to transition from consumers to producers. Building systems to deal with supplies from the garden increases self reliance and quality of life. As many of you requested, here’s a video of our newest pallet innovation, the wood […]

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Poultry Market Roscommon Quick Tour

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Here’s a quick video tour of the poultry market in Roscommon. Lots of interesting breeds of chickens, ducks, quail and all sorts of other small animals. It’s on the first Sunday of every month, although we’ve been told that it’s a lot of less active over the Winter, but from February onward it will get […]

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Birds in the Garden

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Birds and especially song birds are delightful to watch around the garden. They also play an important role in the local eco system by keeping insect numbers in check. We like keeping birds fed year around by planting all sorts of berries and ever increasing biodiversity in the garden. Creating nesting habitat for them to […]

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Athlone Apple Day 2021 – Irish Seed Savers

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Here’s a bit of video coverage of the Athlone Apple Day hosted by Fryry Orchard. A great day for the whole family, almost a harvest festival. A special thanks to the organizers for getting more people interested in producing their fruit by simply planting apple trees and to irish seed savers for coming along. The […]

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Mint – The King of Tea? 11 varieties

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Is mint underrated for it’s use in making tea (infusion)? Besides it’s many shapes and colours, there is a multitude of flavours waiting to be explored. The leaves can be quite ornamental and the flowers attract beneficial insects including a variety of pollinators. Once you plant mint in a corner of your garden you will […]