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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 […]

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Rhubarb – Vegetable for Dessert?

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Rhubarb is a vigorous vegetable native to central Asia and it thrives here in our climate in Ireland. It literally requires no maintenance. We like to plant it as a ground cover especially along borders and under fruit trees as does well in semi shade and suppresses weeds. Some years it sends up a flower […]

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Farm & Market Garden Tour Year 2 – The Bullaun Ark

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In this Farm & Market Garden Tour we are revisiting the Bullaun Ark in Loughrea Co. Galway (Ireland). Charles and Shannon have made amazing progress in establishing a sustainable food production system with many rare exotic vegetables, herbs and fruits. The No Dig method is really helping to develop a soil structure promoting healthy soil […]

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Spanish Tortilla Recipe

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Ingredients (To serve 4): 6 potatoes 7 eggs 1 white onion & 1 red onion 4 Tomatoes Salt Olive Oil & Sunflower Oil 4 bay leaves Bunch of sage leaves Fresh Parsley Method: 1. Thinly slice the potatoes keeping the skins on if using young potatoes. Slice onions. 2. Add olive & sunflower oil to […]